Apr 7, 2015

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5 Things to Know About Arts Integrat...

5 Things to Know About Arts Integration

Arts Integration, in which the arts are used across the curriculum to...

Apr 3, 2015

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8 Classic Painting Techniques from T...

8 Classic Painting Techniques from The Masters to Teach Today

When it comes to teaching “The Masters” most of us resort to...

Feb 6, 2015

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33 Fiber Art Ideas For Your Classroo...

33 Fiber Art Ideas For Your Classroom

    We often ask questions on our Facebook page that generate...

Jan 22, 2015

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Push Your Students with an Art Room ...

Push Your Students with an Art Room Challenge

There are times when planning lessons that I come up with an idea that would...

Jan 21, 2015

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I Have the Next Picasso in My Room &...

I Have the Next Picasso in My Room – Now What?

We all know the story of Picasso–precocious wunderkind, doing incredible...

Dec 23, 2014

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How Do We Prepare Our Art Students f...

How Do We Prepare Our Art Students for College?

As we teach our high schoolers over the course of 3 or 4 years, we inevitably...

Dec 19, 2014

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Make Your Stagnant Still Lifes Come ...

Make Your Stagnant Still Lifes Come Alive!

One of the best things about teaching middle school students is the fact that...

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...

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 22, 2014

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The 3 Art Classes Every High School ...

The 3 Art Classes Every High School Should Offer

Everyone wants to have a strong, successful art program, and it’s worth...

Oct 21, 2014

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What is the Purpose of Art One?

What is the Purpose of Art One?

Art teachers would like to think that all students that register for their...

Oct 20, 2014

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What High School Teachers Need to Kn...

What High School Teachers Need to Know About Curriculum

  High school arts curricula run from the very structured to the,...

Oct 7, 2014

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5 Fantastic Lessons that Work On or ...

5 Fantastic Lessons that Work On or Off a Cart

    Sometimes the ideas we post on AOE very clearly will work best...

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...

Sep 3, 2014

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How to Build a Successful K-5 Weavin...

How to Build a Successful K-5 Weaving Curriculum

Do you ever skip over an entire media group in your curriculum, simply because...

Aug 28, 2014

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How to Write a Great Essential Quest...

How to Write a Great Essential Question

  It’s time for a Pop quiz!   Which of these is an essential...

Aug 26, 2014

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How to Develop a Unit Using the New ...

How to Develop a Unit Using the New Visual Arts Standards

If you are like most art teachers, your curriculum is driven by the word...

Aug 25, 2014

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10 Things You Should Know About the ...

10 Things You Should Know About the New Visual Art Standards

With the release of the New Visual Art Standards this summer, art teachers all...

Aug 14, 2014

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Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Wor...

Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Worth It?

As I sit here looking at my students’ scores on their AP Portfolios, I...

Aug 5, 2014

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Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Te...

Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Teaching On Track

In the video below you’ll hear about my learning targets board.  It is an...

Jul 16, 2014

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Yes, You Can Write a TAB Lesson Plan

Yes, You Can Write a TAB Lesson Plan

There are many teachers hoping to try out a TAB model in their classrooms that...

Jul 4, 2014

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An Insider Pass to Some Amazing Patr...

An Insider Pass to Some Amazing Patriotic Portraits

Recently, we featured the outstanding resource Google Cultural Institute,...

Jul 3, 2014

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Video: My Favorite Simple Visuals fo...

Video: My Favorite Simple Visuals for the Art Room

If you have limited wall space in your art room,  you must be selective with...

Jun 12, 2014

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9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your ...

9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your Student Learning Expectations

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’s) also known as Student Learning...