Jul 6, 2015

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7 Things to Know as a New High Schoo...

7 Things to Know as a New High School Art Teacher

Teaching high school art can be difficult, but it can also be incredibly...

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 1, 2015

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5 Simple Strategies to Keep Sharing ...

5 Simple Strategies to Keep Sharing Time Under Control

    Picture this: You have 45 minutes to get through a first-grade...

May 4, 2015

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5 Simple Classroom Management Soluti...

5 Simple Classroom Management Solutions for the H.S. Art Room

So much time is spent talking about high school pedagogy, student work, art...

Apr 30, 2015

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A Winning Answer to a Common Intervi...

A Winning Answer to a Common Interview Question

You know they’re going to ask it, yet it’s such a loaded question,...

Apr 21, 2015

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7 Effective Love and Logic Strategie...

7 Effective Love and Logic Strategies for the Classroom

We all have those students who love to argue, push our buttons or just...

Apr 6, 2015

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8 Fundamental Routines That Will Tra...

8 Fundamental Routines That Will Transform Your Art Room

    Art class can be a messy whirlwind of chaos if expectations and...

Mar 19, 2015

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The Best Books to Read Aloud in Your...

The Best Books to Read Aloud in Your High School Art Room

I have no problem with a loud art room. I rather like it, actually. Students...

Mar 11, 2015

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“Hey–Quit Sniffing That!...

“Hey–Quit Sniffing That!”–A Guide to the Art Room’s Hazardous Materials

Do you ever have that nightmare? No, not the one where you forgot your...

Feb 16, 2015

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15 Things No One Tells You About Tea...

15 Things No One Tells You About Teaching Your Toughest Class

We all have those classes. Maybe you have a tough class once in a blue moon,...

Feb 3, 2015

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Rule Breaker or Creative Genius? The...

Rule Breaker or Creative Genius? The Talented (yet Terrible) Art Student

There is an image making the virtual rounds of a group of children having just...

Feb 2, 2015

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Does the Decor in Your Art Room Affe...

Does the Decor in Your Art Room Affect Your Students?

Is your art room drenched from top to bottom with a wide array of decor?...

Jan 15, 2015

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The Perfect Project to Keep Your Mid...

The Perfect Project to Keep Your Middle Schoolers On Track

In any given middle school art class, students of all abilities, capacities...

Jan 7, 2015

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10 Tips to Handle an Imploding Art L...

10 Tips to Handle an Imploding Art Lesson

I could feel the beads of sweat building on the back of my neck as I watched...

Jan 6, 2015

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Should Teachers Make Art During Clas...

Should Teachers Make Art During Class?

Last month I wrote an article about making time to make art. Though I wrote...

Dec 30, 2014

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How to Make Printmaking Easy for Eve...

How to Make Printmaking Easy for Even Your Most Rambunctious Class

Mr. Stoller’s printmaking presentation at the AOE Online Conference this...

Nov 28, 2014

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Become a Classroom Management Ninja ...

Become a Classroom Management Ninja with ClassDojo

ClassDojo has the potential to revolutionize your classroom. I’ve said...

Nov 27, 2014

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A Genius Way to Keep the Art Room Qu...

A Genius Way to Keep the Art Room Quiet

  Have you ever had a class where you looked up and realized no one in...

Nov 14, 2014

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Piktochart: A Cool Tool to Keep Your...

Piktochart: A Cool Tool to Keep Your Art Room Running Smoothy

Cleaning up in the art room is inevitable. It doesn’t matter if you teach...

Nov 3, 2014

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7 Essential Centers For Your Art Roo...

7 Essential Centers For Your Art Room

As art teachers we have a love-hate relationship with the clocks in our rooms....

Oct 28, 2014

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5 Books Every Art Teacher Needs to R...

5 Books Every Art Teacher Needs to Read

We all embark on our teaching journeys eager to teach. Most of the time, we...

Sep 25, 2014

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Transform the Beginning of Your Clas...

Transform the Beginning of Your Class Period With a Simple Whiteboard

My first year of teaching I struggled with students entering the art room in a...

Sep 12, 2014

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How to Do Paper Maché with Kindergar...

How to Do Paper Maché with Kindergarten

Paper maché with young students can quickly become a living nightmare in the...

Sep 2, 2014

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When, If Ever, Is It OK To Draw A Gu...

When, If Ever, Is It OK To Draw A Gun?

A seven year old boy chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. He...