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...

Dec 5, 2014

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5 Fun Field Trips to Take as an Art ...

5 Fun Field Trips to Take as an Art Department

If most of your professional development sessions take place in a conference...

Nov 21, 2014

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5 Ways to Help Students with Special...

5 Ways to Help Students with Special Needs Feel Successful in the Art Room

In my past life, I worked as an assistant to students with special needs. I...

Nov 19, 2014

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Teach Your Youngest Students to Tear...

Teach Your Youngest Students to Tear Paper

Ahhhh, tearing paper. I believe this is one of the essential fine motor...

Nov 13, 2014

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The Best Frank Lloyd Wright Resource...

The Best Frank Lloyd Wright Resources for Art Teachers

    One of my favorite ways to teach concepts is through stories...

Nov 13, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Wright Homes: Free Lesso...

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape, Texture Art...

Nov 10, 2014

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AOE Celebrates Distance Learning Wee...

AOE Celebrates Distance Learning Week!

Did you know this week is National Distance Learning Week!? I know, I know,...

Oct 30, 2014

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Matisse Underwater Collage: Free Les...

Matisse Underwater Collage: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape Art...

Oct 29, 2014

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How to Organize Your Curriculum Docu...

How to Organize Your Curriculum Documents in One Place

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of paper you have to keep track of?...

Oct 23, 2014

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My School Blocks Social Media, and I...

My School Blocks Social Media, and It’s Cramping My Style

    One would think that in today’s day and age, schools would...

Oct 21, 2014

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AOE Winter 2015 Online Conference An...

AOE Winter 2015 Online Conference Announced!

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to cozy-up with some PD from the...

Sep 30, 2014

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Teach Your Students to Draw Contour ...

Teach Your Students to Draw Contour Lines

Teaching contour line is a simple way to hone students’ observational...

Sep 25, 2014

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Giving Up Control, One Choice at a T...

Giving Up Control, One Choice at a Time

When I go to a restaurant, I often tell myself: You can have the bread basket...

Sep 25, 2014

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Winter Courses Now Open for Enrollme...

Winter Courses Now Open for Enrollment!

AOE’s Winter Course Schedule is now released! You can get started...

Sep 22, 2014

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How to Manage Your Email in 9 Easy S...

How to Manage Your Email in 9 Easy Steps

Email is a tricky beast to tame. In today’s society, email etiquette (OK,...

Sep 18, 2014

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“Mouse Paint” Color Whee...

“Mouse Paint” Color Wheel: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Color Art Skills: Color...