Feb 10, 2016

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Why Professional Development is Bett...

Why Professional Development is Better When Done with Friends

Have you ever considered tackling a professional development class with your...

Feb 8, 2016

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The Art Room: A Beautiful Mess

The Art Room: A Beautiful Mess

    Being an art teacher is tough. There are unpredictable...

Feb 5, 2016

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7 Ways to Hit Your Stride in the Art...

7 Ways to Hit Your Stride in the Art Room

For many new art teachers, the question, “Does this ever get any...

Jan 31, 2016

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AOE Winter 2016 Online Conference Re...

AOE Winter 2016 Online Conference Recap

  Yesterday, January 30th, was The Art of Education’s sixth online...

Jan 29, 2016

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Why It’s Okay to Feel “T...

Why It’s Okay to Feel “Teacher Burnout”

    Near the end of my undergraduate experience, an education...

Jan 28, 2016

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The Benefits of Investing in Your Ca...

The Benefits of Investing in Your Career Now

I come from a family of educators; my husband from a family of entrepreneurs....

Jan 24, 2016

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Blog of the Year Winners Announced!

Blog of the Year Winners Announced!

    The official 2015 Blog of the Year results have now been...

Jan 22, 2016

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The Most Fun Way to Brush Up on Cera...

The Most Fun Way to Brush Up on Ceramics

Ceramics is not an easy medium to teach. It can be expensive and time...

Jan 14, 2016

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How the AOE Online Conference Covers...

How the AOE Online Conference Covers All Aspects of Art Ed

Art teachers are a wide and varied bunch. There are people all over the choice...

Jan 10, 2016

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Announcing the 2015 Art Ed Blog of t...

Announcing the 2015 Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest!

Today’s the day! The 5th Annual Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest starts...

Jan 7, 2016

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Faith Ringgold Has a Special Message...

Faith Ringgold Has a Special Message for YOU!

I recently had the amazing opportunity to sit down and speak with artist Faith...

Jan 1, 2016

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The 10 Stages of Snow Day Anticipati...

The 10 Stages of Snow Day Anticipation

It seems like Mother Nature just doesn’t know what to do with herself...

Dec 30, 2015

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10 Realistic Goals for the New Year

10 Realistic Goals for the New Year

Well… it’s that time of year again. 2015 is winding down making it a nice...

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 22, 2015

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35 Hilarious Observations Made by Pe...

35 Hilarious Observations Made by People Married to Art Teachers

    A while back, I asked my husband if he wanted to go with me to...

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 17, 2015

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The Author and Illustrator Who Celeb...

The Author and Illustrator Who Celebrates His Mistakes

    As art teachers, we know it’s OK for students to make...

Dec 16, 2015

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What Art Teachers Really Want for th...

What Art Teachers Really Want for the Holidays

If you are like me, walking out of school before Winter Break leaves you...

Dec 9, 2015

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Opening Your...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Opening Your Etsy Shop

You’ve been told by friends and family that you should “totally...

Dec 8, 2015

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The Best Way to Keep Your Resume Cur...

The Best Way to Keep Your Resume Current

    “Quick, think back over the last 14 years of your life...

Dec 7, 2015

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Why Art Teachers Are the Leaders of ...

Why Art Teachers Are the Leaders of the Future

Editor’s Note: With the new year approaching, it’s a great time to...

Nov 2, 2015

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How to Decide Which Type of Master&#...

How to Decide Which Type of Master’s Degree Is Right for You

    I never questioned whether I would get my master’s...

Oct 30, 2015

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Why Saying No More Often Can Make Yo...

Why Saying No More Often Can Make You a Better Teacher

As teachers, we are charitable and giving to a fault. Our altruistic genes are...

Oct 19, 2015

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10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Shoul...

10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Should Watch

Hopefully, when I tell you I have been watching Ted Talks non-stop for a...