Aug 26, 2015

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Need More Sinks? Try One of These 5 ...

Need More Sinks? Try One of These 5 Practical Solutions

    My school was built in the 1980s, a decade where the idea of...

Aug 25, 2015

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12 Ways To Make the Beginning of You...

12 Ways To Make the Beginning of Your School Year Run Smoothly

    The beginning of the school year can be a hectic, exhausting,...

Aug 17, 2015

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Is your Desk Ready for the School Ye...

Is your Desk Ready for the School Year?

    There are some things that make a day feel like it is never...

Aug 5, 2015

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A Complete List of Supplies for Your...

A Complete List of Supplies for Your New Art Room

In the article Opening a New Art Room: An Art Teacher’s Cheat...

Aug 4, 2015

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Opening a New Art Room: An Art Teach...

Opening a New Art Room: An Art Teacher’s Cheat Sheet

Allison Krook is a K-5 art teacher in a large, growing school district in the...

Jul 30, 2015

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Effortlessly Communicate Your High S...

Effortlessly Communicate Your High School Curriculum With These Student Handouts

    The structure of high school level art courses can vary from...

Jul 27, 2015

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A Case for Hoarding in the Art Room

A Case for Hoarding in the Art Room

I admit it. I’m a hoarder. I’m probably one tragic life event away from...

Jul 21, 2015

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How to Use Everyday Items to Distrib...

How to Use Everyday Items to Distribute Supplies

As the summer starts to wind down, I’m beginning to think about the...

Jul 17, 2015

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An Easy Way to Keep Your Hallways Li...

An Easy Way to Keep Your Hallways Lively this Summer

I’ve got to admit, I think I’m weird. My students will probably tell you...

Jul 15, 2015

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Make Gra...

The Absolute Easiest Way to Make Graphics For Your Classroom

  “Would you mind making a poster for me?”   We’ve...

Jul 9, 2015

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Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Cu...

Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Curriculum With These Student Handouts

    Near the end of this past school year, my colleagues and I were...

Jun 30, 2015

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Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Art teachers everywhere know that clean up can be chaotic in the art room. If...

Jun 3, 2015

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5 Things to Consider When Setting up...

5 Things to Consider When Setting up Your Art Room

Setting up the art room is one of my favorite parts of starting a new school...

May 19, 2015

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4 Ways to Clean Out Your Classroom C...

4 Ways to Clean Out Your Classroom Clutter

You’re packing up your room or cleaning before summer break, and you dust...

May 18, 2015

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Never Run Out of Supplies Again! Ali...

Never Run Out of Supplies Again! Align Your Supply Order with Your Curriculum

We’ve all been there. You are sitting in the middle of a glaze project and...

May 12, 2015

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5 Ways to Cope with Feeling Overwhel...

5 Ways to Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed

Talk to any educator and you often hear the word overwhelmed. Why? Put...

Apr 28, 2015

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Why Every Art Classroom Needs a Shop...

Why Every Art Classroom Needs a Shopping Cart

As art teachers, we are known for being ingenious with unusual art supplies...

Apr 17, 2015

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8 Helpful Tips for Packing Up Your E...

8 Helpful Tips for Packing Up Your ENTIRE Art Room

You’ve heard rumblings, but now it’s official: you need to pack up your...

Mar 23, 2015

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How to Turn Your Students Into Neat ...

How to Turn Your Students Into Neat Freaks

When I was a kid, my sister used to vacuum her room in such a way that she...

Mar 16, 2015

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How to Take Less Home Each Night!

How to Take Less Home Each Night!

In today’s video tip I want to share a stress reliever that seems like a...

Mar 9, 2015

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3 Tips for Getting into an Organizat...

3 Tips for Getting into an Organizational Mindset

    Organizing can be overwhelming.  Sometimes it’s hard to find...

Mar 9, 2015

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An Easy-Peasy Way to Prep for Your D...

An Easy-Peasy Way to Prep for Your Day

When I was student teaching, my cooperating teacher always made it a point to...

Feb 27, 2015

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The Anatomy of an Art Cart

The Anatomy of an Art Cart

    A few months ago, we ran a mini-series about teaching art on a...

Feb 5, 2015

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Conquering Hot Spots in your Art Roo...

Conquering Hot Spots in your Art Room

    What is a hot spot, you ask? It’s a place in your room that...