Feb 18, 2014

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7 Successful Strategies for Managing...

7 Successful Strategies for Managing Middle Schoolers

When people learn I teach middle school art, the response I frequently hear...

Dec 3, 2013

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10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observ...

10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observation

Peer observations can be one of the most beneficial professional development...

Nov 21, 2013

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10 Tips to Help You be a Successful ...

10 Tips to Help You be a Successful National Board Candidate

My journey as a candidate for National Board Certification for teaching...

Nov 8, 2013

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Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teach...

Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teacher

I was talking with two awesome art teachers at the Art Educators of Iowa...

Oct 25, 2013

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3 Great Graphic Organizers for the A...

3 Great Graphic Organizers for the Art Room

The visual arts are such a broad and encompassing discipline that even...

Sep 24, 2013

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Even More Non-Fiction Resources For ...

Even More Non-Fiction Resources For Your Classroom

Yesterday, we presented the Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for...

Aug 29, 2013

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10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

In today’s schools, there’s always a push for literacy...

Aug 23, 2013

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20 Tips For Your 1st (or 10th!) Scho...

20 Tips For Your 1st (or 10th!) School Year

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome an exciting new addition to our writing...

Aug 20, 2013

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The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to T...

The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to Teach Alongside Traditional Artists

As art teachers, many of us appreciate the classical artworks created over the...

Aug 6, 2013

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Getting the Art Room You Want With t...

Getting the Art Room You Want With the Budget You Have

Imagine that you get to walk into an empty art room and make it completely...

Dec 12, 2012

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The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

Whenever the holidays roll around, I always have parents ask me, “What are...

Jul 17, 2012

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3 Easy Tips to Get Dressed for Your ...

3 Easy Tips to Get Dressed for Your Next Interview

See if you can guess where the following items were spotted: flip-flops, cargo...

Jul 3, 2012

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The Top 5 Ways to Fundraise for Your...

The Top 5 Ways to Fundraise for Your Art Program

    As art teachers, we are always looking for a little extra...

Jun 29, 2012

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5 Ways an Art Room is Like an Airpor...

5 Ways an Art Room is Like an Airport

Recently I spent an entire day traveling from one airport after another. My...

May 30, 2012

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Ask and You Shall Receive!

Ask and You Shall Receive!

As art teachers, our budgets are mainly used towards consumable supplies. When...

Apr 19, 2012

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50 Positive Reinforcements for the A...

50 Positive Reinforcements for the Art Room

These ideas are free. They don’t take much time. None of them involve...

Feb 25, 2012

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7 Ways to use Paint Chips in the Art...

7 Ways to use Paint Chips in the Art Room

Paint chips are a great manipulative for the art room. They are free, easy to...

Aug 22, 2011

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Introducing…Stepping Stones

Introducing…Stepping Stones

Have you gotten your issue of Arts and Activities Magazine for September? I...

Aug 2, 2011

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Manage Your Email in 5 Simple Steps

Manage Your Email in 5 Simple Steps

Delutter Your Space: Email Management 101 I unplugged from my email for 3 days...

Mar 26, 2011

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DIY in the Art Room

DIY in the Art Room

Our great conversations regarding Making Your Own Whiteboards last week got me...

Feb 19, 2011

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Top 10 Challenges of Managing an Art...

Top 10 Challenges of Managing an Art Room

Managing the art room is one of the things teachers struggle with the most and...

Jan 26, 2011

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5 Smart Supports for Special Artists

5 Smart Supports for Special Artists

  Art students with special needs hold a very special place in my heart....

Jan 10, 2011

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Two New Lessons!

Two New Lessons!

I have updated my Lessons Page, and I think you will like it! 1. When you go...

Dec 29, 2010

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Art Teacher Timesavers

Do you feel like the school day goes by so fast, you look around and you have...