Nov 10, 2015

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100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students...

100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students Will Love

If you’re anything like me, you can never get enough good sketchbook...

Oct 28, 2015

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7 Amazing Downloadable Resources for...

7 Amazing Downloadable Resources for Your Art Room!

As an art teacher, your time is a valuable commodity. There is always so much...

Oct 15, 2015

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Visually Scaffold Your Curriculum Wi...

Visually Scaffold Your Curriculum With Ease

If your undergrad studio courses were anything like mine, you finished the...

Oct 14, 2015

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Strengthen Your Students’ Crit...

Strengthen Your Students’ Critical Thinking Skills by Playing Art Detective

We all know that Critical Thinking is a vital 21st Century Skill for our...

Oct 8, 2015

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3 Ways to Help Staff and Students Se...

3 Ways to Help Staff and Students See The Value of The Artistic Process

The release of the AOE Studio Classes and their focus on hands-on learning...

Sep 30, 2015

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2 Compelling Reasons for Using the S...

2 Compelling Reasons for Using the Studio Habits of Mind in Your Art Room

Over a decade ago, researchers with Harvard’s Project Zero identified The...

Sep 21, 2015

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All Our Favorite Ways to Teach Color...

All Our Favorite Ways to Teach Color Theory in One Place!

Color is one of those concepts that continuously amazes and amuses us. We...

Sep 6, 2015

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4 Reasons Why DBAE Isn’t Dead

4 Reasons Why DBAE Isn’t Dead

Many of us remember when DBAE ruled the art ed world, with good reason. It was...

Aug 19, 2015

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4 Ways to Help Students Personally C...

4 Ways to Help Students Personally Connect with Art History

We typically have three main ways to decide which artists to teach our...

Aug 14, 2015

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Create a Syllabus That Your Students...

Create a Syllabus That Your Students Will Actually Want to Read

    There is one thing that I always dread on the first day...

Jul 30, 2015

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Effortlessly Communicate Your High S...

Effortlessly Communicate Your High School Curriculum With These Student Handouts

    The structure of high school level art courses can vary from...

Jul 24, 2015

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Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!

Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!

    Do you also love to use stories and children’s books in...

Jul 9, 2015

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Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Cu...

Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Curriculum With These Student Handouts

    Near the end of this past school year, my colleagues and I were...

Jul 7, 2015

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Are You Using the Elements and Princ...

Are You Using the Elements and Principles as a Crutch?

The Elements and Principles of Art are important, foundational material for...

Jul 2, 2015

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Immerse Your Students in Art History...

Immerse Your Students in Art History with this Art Restoration Activity

Restoration can be a magical process, preserving artwork for future...

Jun 30, 2015

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3 Important Considerations For Devel...

3 Important Considerations For Developing Your Curriculum

    As you design your ideal curriculum for the upcoming school...

Jun 25, 2015

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A Vision for Art Education Part Thre...

A Vision for Art Education Part Three: Authenticity

    There is a renaissance happening in art education today....

Jun 18, 2015

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3 Things You May Not Know About Your...

3 Things You May Not Know About Your Youngest Students

Many of us are certified to teach preschool students through high school...

Jun 11, 2015

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We’ve Flipped this Lesson For ...

We’ve Flipped this Lesson For You!

Did you know there is more than one way to flip your art room? In the AOE...

Jun 10, 2015

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4 Insightful Tips For Teaching a New...

4 Insightful Tips For Teaching a New Digital Arts Curriculum

    More and more teachers, art departments, and districts, are...

Jun 4, 2015

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Fantastic Summer Homework Ideas for ...

Fantastic Summer Homework Ideas for High Schoolers

If your high schoolers are anything like my high schoolers, they love spending...

May 29, 2015

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Everything You Need to Create a Livi...

Everything You Need to Create a Living Museum in the Art Room

I always strive to make art history connections in my lessons, but I was...

May 27, 2015

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Art Teachers Confess: Artists We Can...

Art Teachers Confess: Artists We Can’t Stand

It is widely accepted that Picasso, one of the greatest artists of all time,...

May 18, 2015

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Never Run Out of Supplies Again! Ali...

Never Run Out of Supplies Again! Align Your Supply Order with Your Curriculum

We’ve all been there. You are sitting in the middle of a glaze project and...