Dec 23, 2013

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3 Simple Tips to Make Tracking Stude...

3 Simple Tips to Make Tracking Student Growth Manageable

I just got off the phone with a dedicated teacher of 20 plus years from Ohio....

Oct 18, 2013

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20 Quick Formative Assessments You C...

20 Quick Formative Assessments You Can Use TODAY

We are always looking for a better glimpse inside our students brains. While...

Oct 7, 2013

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Skeletons Can Improve Student Growth...

Skeletons Can Improve Student Growth in Drawing 348%

With Halloween right around the corner, skeletons will be out in full force....

Sep 16, 2013

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Motivate Students With The Great Ame...

Motivate Students With The Great American Sketchbook Game

It would seem art teachers tend to understand the value of the sketchbook...

Sep 11, 2013

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Using Artsonia Artist Statements to ...

Using Artsonia Artist Statements to Promote Literacy in the Art Room

Are you looking for a new way to assess students in the art room, implement...

Aug 16, 2013

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A Winning Lesson for the First Day o...

A Winning Lesson for the First Day of Kindergarten Art

You may think I am crazy, but I jump right into an art project on the first...

Aug 13, 2013

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Create Art on Day One With This Fool...

Create Art on Day One With This Fool-Proof Lesson

I used to agonize over the first day of school: Who wants to hear a thousand...

Jul 11, 2013

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Let’s Debate: Assessment Ancho...

Let’s Debate: Assessment Anchors

In a recent Assessment in Art Education class, we had a wonderful debate...

Mar 29, 2013

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Dealing with Failure: When Achieveme...

Dealing with Failure: When Achievement Data Comes up Short

In an ideal world full of unicorns and perfect students, post-test data would...

Mar 20, 2013

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8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Ro...

8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Room

Data!  Data!  Data!  That word is everywhere these days!  Administrators...

Mar 14, 2013

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Using Exit Slips in the Art Room

Using Exit Slips in the Art Room

Art teachers use multiple forms of formative assessment on a daily basis....

Jan 30, 2013

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Using Pre & Post Tests to Measur...

Using Pre & Post Tests to Measure Student Growth in Art: Part 2

In Part One, I discussed the process to begin using data in your art...

Jan 29, 2013

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Using Pre & Post Tests to Measur...

Using Pre & Post Tests to Measure Student Growth in Art: Part 1

As art teachers, often we feel like square pegs forced into round holes. That...

Sep 19, 2012

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Is Performance Based Pay Really Such...

Is Performance Based Pay Really Such a Bad Idea?

Did you know some  schools and states are moving to a performance based pay...

Jul 19, 2012

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How the Cubing Strategy can be Used ...

How the Cubing Strategy can be Used in Art Class

What is Cubing? Cubing is typically used in the classroom as a writing...

May 17, 2012

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How to Assess Your Art Program: Part...

How to Assess Your Art Program: Part 2

We are back with the second installment of “How to Assess Your Art...

May 16, 2012

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How to Assess Your Art Program: Part...

How to Assess Your Art Program: Part 1

How to Assess Your Art Program is a 2 Part Series covering an assessment...

Mar 21, 2012

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Everyone’s Art Time Should be ...

Everyone’s Art Time Should be Cut

That’s right, I said it, your Art Class time should be cut!   This...

Jan 12, 2012

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Introducing AOE eBooks! (free downlo...

Introducing AOE eBooks! (free download)

Assessment As Art Teachers, ‘assessment’ is going to become a bigger and...

Dec 14, 2011

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Great Idea: A Visual Rubric

Great Idea: A Visual Rubric

Over at Elementary Art Moments, Kathy has posted a really neat visual...

Dec 7, 2011

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Maine Art Assessment Webinars

A colleague of mine recently brought the Maine Assessment Webinars to my...

Nov 14, 2011

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Guest Post: Analyzing Art Wall

Guest Post: Analyzing Art Wall

Today’s Guest post comes from Paige, who blogs over at Art Says That and...

Sep 24, 2011

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Do You Let Them Practice?

Do You Let Them Practice?

If athletes practice before the game, why don’t we let our students...

Jul 13, 2011

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The Value of Teacher Feedback

The Value of Teacher Feedback

Recently I attended a seminar as professional development in our district with...