Sep 16, 2014

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How to Help Your School Break Free o...

How to Help Your School Break Free of the Gallery Mentality

Art has always had a high brow quality about it. Traditionally, fine artworks...

Sep 4, 2014

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3 Ways to Take Your Hallway Displays...

3 Ways to Take Your Hallway Displays to the Next Level

I have sort of a love-hate relationship with hallway displays. Yes, I...

Aug 8, 2014

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50 Ways to Make Art Class a Valued P...

50 Ways to Make Art Class a Valued Part of Your Community

Advocating for the arts doesn’t have to be scary. Although speaking at...

Jul 23, 2014

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The Power of the Turnaround Arts Ini...

The Power of the Turnaround Arts Initiative

Last summer I shared with you my experiences with the Turnaround Arts...

May 7, 2014

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Free Money For Your Classroom!

Free Money For Your Classroom!

When talking with art teachers about their biggest barriers to doing their...

Mar 27, 2014

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The Top 5 Reasons to Make Student Gr...

The Top 5 Reasons to Make Student Growth Data Visible

If your state is implementing a new student growth model for teacher...

Mar 27, 2014

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10 Awesome Advocacy Resources for Ar...

10 Awesome Advocacy Resources for Art Education

Are you looking for data, research, quotes or other arts education advocacy...

Dec 31, 2013

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Need a Fresh Idea for a Visiting Art...

Need a Fresh Idea for a Visiting Artist?  Check out Tiny Circus!

A few months ago I attended the regional Art Education Conference in Iowa,...

Nov 28, 2013

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Using Data as a Program Saving Advoc...

Using Data as a Program Saving Advocacy Tool

If you missed it, here is the full recording from November’s...

Nov 6, 2013

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Promote Your Class With Video

Promote Your Class With Video

Videos are a great way to advocate for your class. Whether it is a highlight...

Sep 5, 2013

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Tweet Tweet! 8 Reasons You Need an A...

Tweet Tweet! 8 Reasons You Need an Art Room Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular and widely used social network websites...

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 19, 2013

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From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Wa...

From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Way We Talk About the Arts

After some in-depth study of arts leadership at the Turnaround Arts Leadership...

Jul 10, 2013

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How Many Art Teachers Does it Take T...

How Many Art Teachers Does it Take To…

During an arts leadership conference in June, I attended session with Sandra...

Jul 9, 2013

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3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the ...

3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the Summer

It is my hope that when students leave the art room at the end of the year,...

Jul 8, 2013

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A New Twist on Arts Integration

A New Twist on Arts Integration

Collaborating with other teachers and bringing core curriculum into the art...

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...

Mar 20, 2013

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8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Ro...

8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Room

Data!  Data!  Data!  That word is everywhere these days!  Administrators...

Jan 28, 2013

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Are All Children REALLY Artists?

Are All Children REALLY Artists?

Can any adult become an artist?  Can anyone learn how to draw? If you are...

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 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...

Nov 26, 2012

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How to Organize a Successful “...

How to Organize a Successful “Arts Night” for Parents and Students

A few years ago, in an effort to bolster excitement in the arts, the...

Nov 21, 2012

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The Benefits of Hosting a Visiting A...

The Benefits of Hosting a Visiting Artist

As art teachers, we love the arts, and see the big picture of what our...

Nov 6, 2012

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Making Student-led Conferences Work ...

Making Student-led Conferences Work in the Art Room

Yesterday I wrote about connecting with parents at conferences. Today I want...