Feb 17, 2015

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Why Every Art Room Needs a Marketing...

Why Every Art Room Needs a Marketing Tool

What if your art room was a business? What if its success depended on the way...

Feb 12, 2015

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Read Books to Your Students in Half...

Read Books to Your  Students in Half the Time!

When teaching about Egypt, I always enjoyed reading the book Into the...

Feb 5, 2015

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Conquering Hot Spots in your Art Roo...

Conquering Hot Spots in your Art Room

    What is a hot spot, you ask? It’s a place in your room that...

Feb 5, 2015

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A List of Simple Ways to Teach More ...

A List of Simple Ways to Teach More Mindfully

    The idea of mindfulness may not be new to you, but thinking...

Feb 2, 2015

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AOE Winter 2015 Online Conference Re...

AOE Winter 2015 Online Conference Recap

Another conference is in the books! On Saturday, January 31st, the live event...

Jan 26, 2015

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Make One Small Change To Solve All Y...

Make One Small Change To Solve All Your Art Room Problems

  Is large paper difficult for your youngest students to handle? Do you...

Jan 18, 2015

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What Does an Art Ed Leader Look Like...

What Does an Art Ed Leader Look Like?

    I like to call it, “The Leadership Itch.” You know when...

Jan 13, 2015

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Have You Hugged a Blogger Lately?

Have You Hugged a Blogger Lately?

Bloggers are some of the most innovate, selfless and exciting people in art...

Jan 11, 2015

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Why Not…Start a Simple, Ongoing Coll...

Why Not…Start a Simple, Ongoing Collaborative Project?

With packed schedules, the thought of embarking on a collaborative project can...

Jan 9, 2015

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11 Things Successful Teachers Do on ...

11 Things Successful Teachers Do on the Weekend

The end of the day on Friday seems like the end of a long marathon. Exhaustion...

Jan 8, 2015

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When Teacher Envy Creeps In, Remembe...

When Teacher Envy Creeps In, Remember to Think Like a Minimalist

Teacher envy is an evil force with the power to take over your confidence....

Jan 6, 2015

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Winter Conference Schedule Released:...

Winter Conference Schedule Released: Plan Your Day!

The AOE 2015 Winter Online Conference is only a few weeks away! Today,...

Jan 6, 2015

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How to Pare Down Your Paintbrushes

How to Pare Down Your Paintbrushes

Because minimalism means ‘paring down to the essentials’ let’s ask...

Dec 31, 2014

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Help Your ELL Students in Art Class ...

Help Your ELL Students in Art Class with These Simple Steps

I will never forget one of my sweetest 1st grade students. Picture this: It...

Dec 30, 2014

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Rainforest Painting: Free Lesson Pla...

Rainforest Painting: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Space Art...

Dec 28, 2014

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How to Survive a Day in the Classroo...

How to Survive a Day in the Classroom While Sick

First of all, if you are sick, you should probably stay home! There is no...

Dec 25, 2014

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How Teaching Art is Like a Candy Can...

How Teaching Art is Like a Candy Cane

Happy Holidays from all of us here at AOE! We’ll be continuing...

Dec 22, 2014

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5 Items In Your Desk You Can Throw A...

5 Items In Your Desk You Can Throw Away Right Now!

If sorting art supplies and student work isn’t enough, there is another...

Dec 19, 2014

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Where Are You on the Choice Spectrum...

Where Are You on the Choice Spectrum?

Starting January 1st, participants in our Choice Based Art Education class...

Dec 18, 2014

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Why Not… Introduce Your Students to ...

Why Not… Introduce Your Students to Tinsmithing!

I truly believe the media we present to students has a great impact on their...

Dec 16, 2014

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Mondrian Collage: Free Lesson Plan D...

Mondrian Collage: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line  and Shape Art...

Dec 15, 2014

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10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Strea...

10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Streamline Your Art Curriculum

Writing curriculum can be a daunting and boring process, but it doesn’t...

Dec 14, 2014

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Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essentia...

Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essential Clay Tips

In my art room, I chose to start the majority of my clay projects in January....

Dec 11, 2014

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Beyond Glorified Babysitters: Jaw-Dr...

Beyond Glorified Babysitters: Jaw-Dropping Names Art Teachers Are Called

Each time I walked into a staff meeting in my building, I made a beeline for...