Feb 9, 2016

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Where Does Black History Month Stand...

Where Does Black History Month Stand in the Art Room?

Every February, Black History Month gives us a moment to highlight the...

Feb 4, 2016

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A New Collaborative Project that Pro...

A New Collaborative Project that Proclaims, “Art Matters!”

    We’ve all had classes that are a bit tougher to work...

Feb 3, 2016

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The Art of Creating Digital Citizens

The Art of Creating Digital Citizens

There’s no denying we are part of the digital world. Whether you choose to...

Jan 27, 2016

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The Art of Giving Meaningful Student...

The Art of Giving Meaningful Student Feedback

The words we use with students have long-lasting power. They build or damage...

Jan 26, 2016

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5 Ways to Incorporate Movement in th...

5 Ways to Incorporate Movement in the Art Room

While it’s no question the snowy days of winter take a toll on our energy...

Jan 20, 2016

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How Student-Directed Collaboration C...

How Student-Directed Collaboration Can Benefit Your Students

Once you’ve been in education for a while, you notice how often new trends...

Jan 14, 2016

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7 Paint Routines You’ll Never Regret...

7 Paint Routines You’ll Never Regret Teaching

Let me start by saying that I know routines are extremely important,...

Jan 12, 2016

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10 Weird and Wonderful Art History S...

10 Weird and Wonderful Art History Stories You Need to Know

Let’s face it: it is sometimes difficult to get high school kids excited...

Jan 11, 2016

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How to Work with Students with Autis...

How to Work with Students with Autism in the Art Room

There are certain students who forever stay in our hearts. One of mine is a...

Jan 6, 2016

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7 Props Every Art Teacher Needs in T...

7 Props Every Art Teacher Needs in Their Closet

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome our newest Writing Team member, Abby...

Jan 6, 2016

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5 Ways to Incorporate Humor into You...

5 Ways to Incorporate Humor into Your Classroom

“Don’t let them see you smile before Christmas.” This...

Dec 29, 2015

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An Unforgettable Critique that Can T...

An Unforgettable Critique that Can Transform Your Art Room’s Atmosphere

As a teacher, I am always looking for more ways to run critiques with my...

Dec 28, 2015

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50 Amazing Clay Resources from The A...

50 Amazing Clay Resources from The Art of Education

Art teachers fall in a variety of places on the clay spectrum. Some love it...

Dec 23, 2015

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How Teaching Art is Like Being a Pro...

How Teaching Art is Like Being a Professional Wrestler

Recently, I made the mistake of telling my students that my older brother is a...

Dec 18, 2015

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How to Use Student Surveys to Lead M...

How to Use Student Surveys to Lead Mindful Teaching

With first semester winding down, it’s a great time to get a pulse on...

Dec 11, 2015

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How to Include Current Events in You...

How to Include Current Events in Your Classroom

Sometimes it feels like the news surrounds us. Increased access to social...

Dec 4, 2015

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How to Tell if a Project is Taking T...

How to Tell if a Project is Taking Too Long

Have you ever been stuck in the middle of a never-ending project and not been...

Dec 3, 2015

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How to Manage a Classroom Set of iPa...

How to Manage a Classroom Set of iPads

Are you looking for solutions for storing and managing your classroom iPads?...

Dec 2, 2015

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What is the Role of Holiday Projects...

What is the Role of Holiday Projects in the Art Room?

Snowmen, Christmas trees, and Santa are pervasive this time of year. Students...

Nov 30, 2015

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Engage Your Students with Sensory Ex...

Engage Your Students with Sensory Exploration Stations

    It is often said that students–especially our...

Nov 27, 2015

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How to Safely Use Spray Paint with Y...

How to Safely Use Spray Paint with Your Students

    We all have tried-and-true projects in our arsenals that...

Nov 25, 2015

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12 Helpful Tips for Smooth Transitio...

12 Helpful Tips for Smooth Transitions in the Art Room

Do you struggle with transitions in the art room? Do you feel like sometimes...

Nov 24, 2015

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A Surprising, In-Depth Look at the R...

A Surprising, In-Depth Look at the Reggio Approach

    Picture this: 8 art students walk into an art room filled to...

Nov 23, 2015

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Why Isn’t Art an Easy A?

Why Isn’t Art an Easy A?

I once had an art teacher who gave out very few A’s. Only the students with...