Jan 22, 2014

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The Mounting Putty Your Walls Are BE...

The Mounting Putty Your Walls Are BEGGING For!

Meet your new best friend in the art room! Recently I was asked how I was...

Nov 27, 2013

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Simplify Your Life: Do a Task a Day!

Simplify Your Life: Do a Task a Day!

As teachers, our to-do lists never seem to shrink. We have a jam packed...

Oct 28, 2013

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Crayola Color Cycle: Green, Easy, Fr...

Crayola Color Cycle: Green, Easy, Free!

We can melt down crayons, recycle scraps into collages, and reconstitute...

Sep 30, 2013

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ArtKive: Clutter Free Art Storage fo...

ArtKive: Clutter Free Art Storage for Families

ArtKive, by The Kive Company, is an app for Apple and Android products that...

Feb 18, 2013

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Ar...

5 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Art Room this Winter

I don’t know about your state, but here in Wisconsin, flu season is in full...

Feb 14, 2013

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What’s Your Number? Labeling Student...

What’s Your Number? Labeling Student Art Supplies

For many secondary art teachers, we have two “first days of school”, one...

Jan 11, 2013

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Timesaving Trick: Making Time for We...

Timesaving Trick: Making Time for Weekly Lesson Planning

How often do you sit down at your desk and make a date with your lesson plan...

Oct 31, 2012

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No One Told The Art Teacher…Wh...

No One Told The Art Teacher…When Kids Miss Art

Here’s the scenario. You are sitting in your classroom before students...

Aug 23, 2012

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Donations: When Your Art Room Become...

Donations: When Your Art Room Becomes a Dumping Ground

Every year I can expect a box to appear in my room. The secretary brings it...

Aug 10, 2012

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How to Write a “To Do ListR...

How to Write a “To Do List” You’ll Actually Use

With all the talk this week of organizing and planning for the new school...

Aug 9, 2012

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Art Room Digitized & Organized ...

Art Room Digitized & Organized in the Cloud with “Google Drive”

Now that we’ve explored converting your lesson plan book to a digital...

Aug 7, 2012

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The Benefits of Using a Traditional ...

The Benefits of Using a Traditional Paper and Pencil Planner

Today, as part of our “Planning for a New School Year Week,” we...

Jul 26, 2012

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Some Insight on Paring Down Your Tea...

Some Insight on Paring Down Your Teaching Files

This summer I switched between two schools, and had to pack and  haul all of...

Jun 4, 2012

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How to Avoid Becoming a Crazy Bag La...

How to Avoid Becoming a Crazy Bag Lady

I’ve got baggage.   During the school  year I become the crazy...

May 28, 2012

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Love Notes

Love Notes

“What do you do?” “I’m a teacher” Next comes the...

May 24, 2012

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Accept the Clay Challenge

Accept the Clay Challenge

I must admit, a flaw of mine is waiting until the last couple weeks of the...

May 18, 2012

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Are You an Art Teacher Addict?

Are You an Art Teacher Addict?

Are you an Art Teacher Addict? Are you addicted to your job? Do you determine...

May 14, 2012

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5 Ways to Save Your Sharpies

5 Ways to Save Your Sharpies

Middle school students LOVE Sharpie markers.  They like to use them on art...

May 10, 2012

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How to Stash Your Scraps

How to Stash Your Scraps

Waste not want not, that is what I say when it comes to saving paper scraps...

Mar 27, 2012

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8 Unconventional Art Room Organizers

8 Unconventional Art Room Organizers

Welcome to my Art Room! Here are 8 quick, easy, and affordable (sometimes...

Dec 14, 2011

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Great Idea: A Visual Rubric

Great Idea: A Visual Rubric

Over at Elementary Art Moments, Kathy has posted a really neat visual...

Sep 5, 2011

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Why I Prefer a Small Art Room

Why I Prefer a Small Art Room

As I was organizing my classroom and putting away supplies I had ordered, I...

Aug 2, 2011

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Manage Your Email in 5 Simple Steps

Manage Your Email in 5 Simple Steps

Delutter Your Space: Email Management 101 I unplugged from my email for 3 days...