Mar 7, 2014

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Video: Plan Ahead to Ensure the Hall...

Do you feel embarrassed by the poor, bare walls in your school during the...

Jan 31, 2014

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Organize Your Piles in 5 Minutes or ...

Organize Your Piles in 5 Minutes or Less!

Recently, I was getting overwhelmed by my growing collection of signs that I...

Nov 27, 2013

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Simplify Your Life: Do a Task a Day!

Simplify Your Life: Do a Task a Day!

As teachers, our to-do lists never seem to shrink. We have a jam packed...

Nov 19, 2013

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Share Your Best Art Room Storage Sol...

Share Your Best Art Room Storage Solutions!

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ storage solution for art...

Nov 5, 2013

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The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Ro...

The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Room Icon Becoming Extinct?

As I was sorting through my large art reproduction prints to find a poster for...

Oct 31, 2013

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Why Centers Make the Perfect Sub Pla...

Why Centers Make the Perfect Sub Plans

Yep, I’ve done it. I’ve come back into school to prep and write sub plans...

Oct 24, 2013

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Video: Streamlined Sink Options for ...

Video: Streamlined Sink Options for the Art Room

If you are lucky enough to design an art room, or take part in a remodel, you...

Oct 23, 2013

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3 Timesaving Tips To Try Today

3 Timesaving Tips To Try Today

As our schedules get more and more full with classes, professional...

Oct 2, 2013

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Simple Storage Solutions for Art Apr...

Simple Storage Solutions for Art Aprons

Recently an AOE Fan asked: “One of my top pet peeves that I...

Sep 12, 2013

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Enlisting Students to Help with Arts...

Enlisting Students to Help with Artsonia

I am all about getting my students’ artwork safely (and relatively...

Aug 15, 2013

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Survey Says…Student Inventorie...

Survey Says…Student Inventories Are a Hit!

Does getting to know your students at the beginning of the year feel...

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...

May 13, 2013

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Two New Products To Include in Your ...

Two New Products To Include in Your Order for Next Year

Whenever I sit down to put in my order for the following school year, I feel...

May 9, 2013

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How Do You Use Recycled Magazines in...

How Do You Use Recycled Magazines in the Art Room?

I inherited an abundance of old magazines when I started teaching middle...

Apr 22, 2013

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Shish-ka-Beads: Simplified Beadmakin...

Shish-ka-Beads: Simplified Beadmaking

Shish-ka-what? That’s right, beads on a stick! My students love wearing...

Mar 11, 2013

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How Far in Advance do You Prep Mater...

How Far in Advance do You Prep Materials?

I am, by nature, a planner. I feel like if I don’t have things done three...

Feb 14, 2013

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What’s Your Number? Labeling Student...

What’s Your Number? Labeling Student Art Supplies

For many secondary art teachers, we have two “first days of school”, one...

Jan 25, 2013

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Making Glazing Work for A Large Grou...

Making Glazing Work for A Large Group

I’m just going to say it… glazing can be a pain in the butt. I can’t...

Jan 24, 2013

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The Clay Conundrum: How to Teach Hun...

The Clay Conundrum: How to Teach Hundreds of Students While Staying Organized

In the past, we have talked a lot about clay on AOE. From designing a clay...

Jan 10, 2013

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Stashing Lesson Materials Using Larg...

Stashing Lesson Materials Using Large Folders

Keeping my art room organized is important for my sanity. When my art room...

Jan 8, 2013

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Easily Transition Between Back-to-Ba...

Easily Transition Between Back-to-Back Classes Using Tote Trays

This is one classroom organizational technique that I could not live without,...

Jan 7, 2013

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5 Amazing Organizing Ideas for the A...

5 Amazing Organizing Ideas for the Art Room

Today, in honor of AOE’s “Organize Your Art Room” week (time...

Dec 3, 2012

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Crème de la Crème: The Best Lotion f...

Crème de la Crème: The Best Lotion for “Art Teacher Hands”

Today I’d love to talk about art teacher hands. If you’re not familiar...

Nov 1, 2012

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Safe-T Compass: The Best Compass for...

Safe-T Compass: The Best Compass for All Ages!

When I started teaching middle school art, I inherited an amazing art room...