Jan 26, 2016

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5 Ways to Incorporate Movement in th...

5 Ways to Incorporate Movement in the Art Room

While it’s no question the snowy days of winter take a toll on our energy...

Jan 14, 2016

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7 Paint Routines You’ll Never Regret...

7 Paint Routines You’ll Never Regret Teaching

Let me start by saying that I know routines are extremely important,...

Jan 6, 2016

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5 Ways to Incorporate Humor into You...

5 Ways to Incorporate Humor into Your Classroom

“Don’t let them see you smile before Christmas.” This...

Nov 25, 2015

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12 Helpful Tips for Smooth Transitio...

12 Helpful Tips for Smooth Transitions in the Art Room

Do you struggle with transitions in the art room? Do you feel like sometimes...

Nov 24, 2015

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A Surprising, In-Depth Look at the R...

A Surprising, In-Depth Look at the Reggio Approach

    Picture this: 8 art students walk into an art room filled to...

Nov 19, 2015

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Why You Need To Post Consequences in...

Why You Need To Post Consequences in Your Art Room

One of the first things that I was asked to do when I became an art teacher...

Nov 13, 2015

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Make Assigning Seats More Fun with t...

Make Assigning Seats More Fun with this Simple Trick

    I have a love-hate relationship with seating charts. I love how...

Nov 9, 2015

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A Simple Poster to Make Your Classro...

A Simple Poster to Make Your Classroom Run Smoothly

Not all classroom management plans are foolproof. Sometimes strategies work...

Nov 5, 2015

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3 Steps to Take to Fix a Failing Rou...

3 Steps to Take to Fix a Failing Routine

“Anything you ask your students to do repeatedly should be made into a...

Oct 8, 2015

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3 Considerations For Working With El...

3 Considerations For Working With Elementary Kids Who Hate Art

Sometimes it’s a look of unfiltered boredom. Other times it’s refusal to...

Oct 2, 2015

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Why Every Art Room Needs a Chill Out...

Why Every Art Room Needs a Chill Out Chair

When I was a first-year art teacher, I noticed a lot of teachers had an area...

Sep 29, 2015

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A Proven Classroom Management System...

A Proven Classroom Management System to Try In Your Art Room

Can you believe that many of us graduated without ever having to take a...

Sep 10, 2015

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5 Effective Tips for Working with St...

5 Effective Tips for Working with Stubborn Students

We’ve all had stubborn students in our rooms. You know the symptoms:...

Sep 8, 2015

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5 Strategies for Working With High S...

5 Strategies for Working With High School Students Who Hate Art

Working with high school students can be challenging at the best of times, but...

Aug 27, 2015

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Transform Your Art Room by Assigning...

Transform Your Art Room by Assigning 3 Projects at Once

When I presented on classroom culture and classroom management at last...

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 18, 2015

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4 Ways to Embrace Cell Phone Use in ...

4 Ways to Embrace Cell Phone Use in the Classroom

    We need to stop–like right now, today, stop–looking...

Aug 12, 2015

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The Easiest Way to Teach Routines

The Easiest Way to Teach Routines

Do you find it cumbersome to teach your routines over and over, year after...

Jul 22, 2015

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Teaching High School vs Elementary: ...

Teaching High School vs Elementary: What’s the Difference?

As art teachers, we are certified to teach a ridiculously broad span of ages....

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 20, 2015

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The One Tool You Need to Manage Clas...

The One Tool You Need to Manage Class Time More Effectively

The idea of using a timer in the art room isn’t new. However, HOW you use...

Jul 16, 2015

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How to Curb Questions and Empower St...

How to Curb Questions and Empower Students with Anchor Charts

Has this happened to you? You’re teaching a lesson that is process based...

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...