Mar 27, 2014

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LIVE from NAEA – 2014

LIVE from NAEA – 2014

  Since most of you can’t attend the 2014 NAEA Convention in San...

Feb 3, 2014

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I’m an Art Teacher – and...

I’m an Art Teacher – and Proud of it!

If you had to define our role as art educators in a few short words or images,...

Dec 31, 2013

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Need a Fresh Idea for a Visiting Art...

Need a Fresh Idea for a Visiting Artist?  Check out Tiny Circus!

A few months ago I attended the regional Art Education Conference in Iowa,...

Nov 6, 2013

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Promote Your Class With Video

Promote Your Class With Video

Videos are a great way to advocate for your class. Whether it is a highlight...

Oct 21, 2013

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Why Art Teacher Attitude is Essentia...

Why Art Teacher Attitude is Essential

You know the corny posters that say ‘Attitude is Everything?’...

Sep 5, 2013

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Tweet Tweet! 8 Reasons You Need an A...

Tweet Tweet! 8 Reasons You Need an Art Room Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular and widely used social network websites...

Jul 19, 2013

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From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Wa...

From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Way We Talk About the Arts

After some in-depth study of arts leadership at the Turnaround Arts Leadership...

Jul 10, 2013

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How Many Art Teachers Does it Take T...

How Many Art Teachers Does it Take To…

During an arts leadership conference in June, I attended session with Sandra...

Jul 8, 2013

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A New Twist on Arts Integration

A New Twist on Arts Integration

Collaborating with other teachers and bringing core curriculum into the art...

Jul 1, 2013

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Free Download: Arts Advocacy Images ...

Free Download: Arts Advocacy Images for Your Classroom

Here is a little treat from me to you: some images advocating for the...

Jul 1, 2013

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A Program that can Change Your Schoo...

A Program that can Change Your School: The Turnaround Arts Initiative

You may have noticed I’ve mentioned a time or two that my school is involved...

Jun 10, 2013

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3 Important Lessons I Learned from C...

3 Important Lessons I Learned from Chuck Close

A failed Skype attempt (we ended up in a conference call) couldn’t dilute...

Jun 5, 2013

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5 Ways to Get Noticed (and hired) as...

5 Ways to Get Noticed (and hired) as an Art Teacher

With the summer hiring season in full swing, there are hundreds of art...

Jun 4, 2013

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What Would You Ask Chuck Close?

What Would You Ask Chuck Close?

What if you could sit down with a famous artist and ask them a question or...

Jun 3, 2013

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This message is for you, burnt-out a...

This message is for you, burnt-out art teacher.

This message is for you, burnt-out art teacher. I know who you are: The year...

May 10, 2013

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A Creative Way for Students to Leave...

A Creative Way for Students to Leave Their Mark!

As an elementary art teacher, I find Spring to be bittersweet.  I am ready to...

Apr 26, 2013

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Do You Put on an Art Show?

Do You Put on an Art Show?

I’ve worked at a few different schools over my student teaching and teaching...

Apr 4, 2013

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5 Ways to Support Autism Awareness M...

5 Ways to Support Autism Awareness Month in April

The Center for Disease Control now reports that 1 in 88 children will be...

Apr 3, 2013

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What Are the Biggest Misconceptions ...

What Are the Biggest Misconceptions About Teaching Art?

Many people who aren’t in the field of art education LOVE what we do in...

Mar 27, 2013

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What is Your Parent-Teacher Conferen...

What is Your Parent-Teacher Conference Style?

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is just around the corner.  We...

Mar 12, 2013

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Trade in Your Art Club for Saturday ...

Trade in Your Art Club for Saturday School!

What do you typically do on a Saturday morning? If you are like me, it usually...

Mar 11, 2013

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Introducing the AOE Apparel Store

Introducing the AOE Apparel Store

Part of our preparation for the 2013 NAEA conference was coming up with some...

Mar 6, 2013

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Plan for Success With a Visiting Art...

Plan for Success With a Visiting Artist

Bringing a teaching artist into your classroom is a fabulous way to motivate...

Feb 20, 2013

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What Undergrad Art Ed Programs Forge...

What Undergrad Art Ed Programs Forget to Teach You

Do you remember teaching a lesson to your peers in a methods class during your...