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...

Aug 20, 2014

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5 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Manage...

5 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Management Issues Later

We always have great intentions at the beginning of the year to communicate...

Aug 19, 2014

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The Best Classroom Management Strate...

The Best Classroom Management Strategies I Never Follow

It’s back to school and along with ordering supplies and setting up the...

Aug 18, 2014

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How to Introduce your Classroom Mana...

How to Introduce your Classroom Management Plan

  If you are thinking about how to start your school year off right,...

Aug 18, 2014

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An Easy Method to Set Consistent Exp...

An Easy Method to Set Consistent Expectations Across Specials

When I entered my first classroom it was apparent that classroom expectations...

Jul 30, 2014

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The Best Games to Play in Line

The Best Games to Play in Line

Chew on this: if we line our students up with 3 minutes before the end of...

Jul 22, 2014

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Ditch the Trinkets: 5 Creative Ways ...

Ditch the Trinkets: 5 Creative Ways to Reward Students

You can read arguments from both camps on the extrinsic vs. intrinsic...

Jul 18, 2014

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You DO Like Answering the Same Quest...

You DO Like Answering the Same Question for the 100th Time

Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, each Friday in July we’re...

Jul 9, 2014

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Would You Let an Unenrolled Student ...

Would You Let an Unenrolled Student Stay in Your Class?

There is a scene in my all time favorite movie, Mean Girls, where the Math...

Jun 27, 2014

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Do You Play Music in the Art Room?

Do You Play Music in the Art Room?

Today I’d like to discuss the topic of playing music in the art room while...