Jan 27, 2016

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The Art of Giving Meaningful Student...

The Art of Giving Meaningful Student Feedback

The words we use with students have long-lasting power. They build or damage...

Jan 15, 2016

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Use the Studio Habits as a Guide for...

Use the Studio Habits as a Guide for Reflective Self-Assessment

The Studio Habits of Mind (SHOM) can be a phenomenal framework for organizing...

Nov 23, 2015

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Why Isn’t Art an Easy A?

Why Isn’t Art an Easy A?

I once had an art teacher who gave out very few A’s. Only the students with...

Nov 20, 2015

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Sick of Grading Weekly Sketchbooks? ...

Sick of Grading Weekly Sketchbooks? Try This!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with grading when you give students a...

Nov 18, 2015

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Now You Can Easily Assess Your Stude...

Now You Can Easily Assess Your Students’ Process

Last month I wrote an article that asked if we should stop assessing artwork....

Nov 5, 2015

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The Best App for Student-Directed Di...

The Best App for Student-Directed Digital Portfolios

One of the best ways to communicate growth of student learning is through a...

Nov 4, 2015

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3 Ways Digital Portfolios Benefit Yo...

3 Ways Digital Portfolios Benefit Your Students

Do you still have your college art portfolio? I have mine. The big black...

Oct 28, 2015

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7 Amazing Downloadable Resources for...

7 Amazing Downloadable Resources for Your Art Room!

As an art teacher, your time is a valuable commodity. There is always so much...

Oct 20, 2015

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Should We Stop Assessing Artwork?

Should We Stop Assessing Artwork?

    I recently encountered this quote online. The words are by one...

Sep 28, 2015

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A Quick and Easy Way to Get Students...

A Quick and Easy Way to Get Students Writing About Art

As teachers, we all have different strengths and weaknesses. Something...

Sep 15, 2015

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Can We Please Stop with the Particip...

Can We Please Stop with the Participation Grades?

I’m sitting there staring at my grade book, and this one grade is just...

Sep 14, 2015

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A Guide for Assessing a TAB-Based Ar...

A Guide for Assessing a TAB-Based Art Program

Interest in Teaching for Artistic Behaviors, or TAB, is at an all-time high....

Jun 24, 2015

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A Vision for Art Education Part Two:...

A Vision for Art Education Part Two: Student Learning Outcomes

    I recently took part in a discussion about the merits of...

Jun 5, 2015

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Why Rubrics Deserve a Second Look

Why Rubrics Deserve a Second Look

  Today we welcome a guest post by AOE’s Educational Director...

Apr 29, 2015

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A Fun Formative Assessment Tool for ...

A Fun Formative Assessment Tool for All Grade Levels

I am often looking for fun and quick ways to use formative assessments in my...

Apr 22, 2015

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20 Practical SLO Ideas for Busy Art ...

20 Practical SLO Ideas for Busy Art Teachers

As I sat down to read one of our favorite books, The Berenstain Bears and Too...

Apr 8, 2015

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How to Write a High-Quality Art Asse...

How to Write a High-Quality Art Assessment

If you want to call me an assessment snob, go ahead. You see, in my mind, a...

Feb 25, 2015

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The Key to Helping Your Students Tal...

The Key to Helping Your Students Talk About Art

    How do your students respond to and talk about art?   A...

Sep 24, 2014

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What You Need to Know About Standard...

What You Need to Know About Standards-Referenced Grading in Art

If you’ve heard anything about grading in any subject lately, it is...

Sep 15, 2014

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Use Socrative for Easy Formative Ass...

Use Socrative for Easy Formative Assessments in the Art Room

One of the best things about formative assessment is that it delivers instant...

Jun 30, 2014

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Can a TAB Classroom Coexist in a Wor...

Can a TAB Classroom Coexist in a World with Report Cards?

Assessing art is subjective, personal and can be difficult for many art...

Jun 12, 2014

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9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your ...

9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your Student Learning Expectations

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’s) also known as Student Learning...

May 22, 2014

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3 Keys to Effective Art Room Feedbac...

3 Keys to Effective Art Room Feedback

If you are an education nerd like me, the Grant Wiggins article “Seven...

May 8, 2014

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Making SLO’s in the Art Room M...

Making SLO’s in the Art Room Manageable

If you implemented a growth goal this year only to find the outcome...