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...

Mar 6, 2014

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Why Fiber Arts Make a Fantastic Art ...

Why Fiber Arts Make a Fantastic Art Club Alternative

Last year I talked about my experimental Saturday morning art club. I...

Feb 13, 2014

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Easy Tips For Creating A Legacy Inst...

Easy Tips For Creating A Legacy Installation: The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

One of my favorite ideas for creating collaborative, meaningful, 3D work is...

Feb 3, 2014

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AOE Wants to Know: What Does Leaders...

AOE Wants to Know: What Does Leadership Look Like For You?

I probably haven’t done a great job of broadcasting it here on AOE, but I...

Dec 4, 2013

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The Art Show: Celebrating Process or...

The Art Show: Celebrating Process or Product?

For the artist, making art is a long process that mixes thought, creativity...

Nov 29, 2013

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The Best Dressed Art Teacher YouR...

The Best Dressed Art Teacher You’ve Ever Seen!

No, this isn’t an article about the latest in fashion trends, but it IS...

Oct 10, 2013

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Use Your Voice: Review the New Natio...

Use Your Voice: Review the New National Standards

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), a group of national...

Sep 19, 2013

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Become the Best Mentor Ever with The...

Become the Best Mentor Ever with These 3 Tips

As schools recognize the need to support their new teachers, many of us...

Jul 30, 2013

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A Must-See Research Database for Art...

A Must-See Research Database for Art Educators

Are you working towards an advanced degree? Perhaps you’re looking for...

Jul 26, 2013

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Yes, I’m an Art Teacher –...

Yes, I’m an Art Teacher – No, I Won’t Pick Out Paint Colors for Your House

Recently I was asked to make a sign for the 4th of July Parade with one...

Jun 10, 2013

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Insider Secrets into Chuck CloseR...

Insider Secrets into Chuck Close’s Artistic Processes

It is always fascinating to watch an artist at work, or to hear about how they...

May 15, 2013

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4 Foolproof Ways to Help Students De...

4 Foolproof Ways to Help Students Develop a Passion for Making Art

There has been a great deal of discussion in educational circles about helping...

Apr 18, 2013

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How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

It’s that time of year: Interview season! Many of you may be looking for...

Apr 8, 2013

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Preparing For an Observation

Preparing For an Observation

Nothing can make a teacher more nervous than anticipating an administrator...

Dec 27, 2012

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How to Create a Collaborative Mosaic

How to Create a Collaborative Mosaic

Like many schools, walls at my school are white and bare. As the art teacher,...

Dec 14, 2012

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How to Rejuvenate Yourself Over the ...

How to Rejuvenate Yourself Over the Break

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites for Art Ed Blog of the...

Dec 10, 2012

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Support the Troops with Art for the ...

Support the Troops with Art for the Holidays

The 8th graders at my school wanted to organize a service project for the...

Dec 5, 2012

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Top 10 Inspiring Quotes for the Art ...

Top 10 Inspiring Quotes for the Art Room

I love using quotes.  There is just something about them, the way they are...

Nov 15, 2012

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Art Room Confessions

Art Room Confessions

So often at AOE we share new ideas and aim to inspire teachers to try...

Nov 12, 2012

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5 Steps to Making your Art Club a Su...

5 Steps to Making your Art Club a Success!

Having an Art Club is a great way for students to be involved in art...

Oct 16, 2012

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Using Art to Brighten Someone’...

Using Art to Brighten Someone’s Day

We are all about Work/Life Balance here at AOE, and I am sure some of you feel...

Oct 12, 2012

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The AOE Conference Challenge

The AOE Conference Challenge

Ok you guys, now that we know each other a little bit better, I feel like I...

Sep 25, 2012

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The “You Matter” Art Pro...

The “You Matter” Art Project

Sometimes it can be difficult to find that perfect project to start your...

Sep 17, 2012

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Getting Out of the Art Room Bubble

Getting Out of the Art Room Bubble

Recently, Jessica wrote an article about the importance of forming friendships...