Jun 23, 2015

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Revive Your Curriculum with Student-...

Revive Your Curriculum with Student-Centered Handouts

Near the end of this past school year, my colleagues and I were beginning to...

Jun 18, 2015

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3 Things You May Not Know About Your...

3 Things You May Not Know About Your Youngest Students

Many of us are certified to teach preschool students through high school...

Jun 10, 2015

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4 Insightful Tips For Teaching a New...

4 Insightful Tips For Teaching a New Digital Arts Curriculum

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome AOE’s newest writer Andrew...

May 27, 2015

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Art Teachers Confess: Artists We Can...

Art Teachers Confess: Artists We Can’t Stand

It is widely accepted that Picasso, one of the greatest artists of all time,...

May 25, 2015

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6 Simple Ways to Breathe New Life In...

6 Simple Ways to Breathe New Life Into Tired Lessons

Have you seen those TV shows where they take an old, outdated house and rehab...

May 18, 2015

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Never Run Out of Supplies Again! Ali...

Never Run Out of Supplies Again! Align Your Supply Order with Your Curriculum

We’ve all been there. You are sitting in the middle of a glaze project and...

Apr 3, 2015

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8 Classic Painting Techniques from T...

8 Classic Painting Techniques from The Masters to Teach Today

When it comes to teaching “The Masters” most of us resort to...

Jan 22, 2015

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Push Your Students with an Art Room ...

Push Your Students with an Art Room Challenge

There are times when planning lessons that I come up with an idea that would...

Jan 21, 2015

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I Have the Next Picasso in My Room &...

I Have the Next Picasso in My Room – Now What?

We all know the story of Picasso–precocious wunderkind, doing incredible...

Dec 15, 2014

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10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Strea...

10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Streamline Your Art Curriculum

Writing curriculum can be a daunting and boring process, but it doesn’t...

Oct 22, 2014

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The 3 Art Classes Every High School ...

The 3 Art Classes Every High School Should Offer

Everyone wants to have a strong, successful art program, and it’s worth...

Oct 21, 2014

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What is the Purpose of Art One?

What is the Purpose of Art One?

Art teachers would like to think that all students that register for their...

Oct 20, 2014

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What High School Teachers Need to Kn...

What High School Teachers Need to Know About Curriculum

  High school arts curricula run from the very structured to the,...

Sep 3, 2014

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How to Build a Successful K-5 Weavin...

How to Build a Successful K-5 Weaving Curriculum

Do you ever skip over an entire media group in your curriculum, simply because...

Aug 28, 2014

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How to Write a Great Essential Quest...

How to Write a Great Essential Question

    It’s time for a Pop quiz! Which of these is an essential...

Aug 26, 2014

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How to Develop a Unit Using the New ...

How to Develop a Unit Using the New Visual Arts Standards

If you are like most art teachers, your curriculum is driven by the word...

Aug 25, 2014

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10 Things You Should Know About the ...

10 Things You Should Know About the New Visual Art Standards

With the release of the New Visual Art Standards this summer, art teachers all...

Aug 14, 2014

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Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Wor...

Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Worth It?

As I sit here looking at my students’ scores on their AP Portfolios, I...

Aug 5, 2014

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Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Te...

Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Teaching On Track

In the video below you’ll hear about my learning targets board.  It is an...

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...

Nov 29, 2013

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The Best Dressed Art Teacher YouR...

The Best Dressed Art Teacher You’ve Ever Seen!

No, this isn’t an article about the latest in fashion trends, but it IS...

Oct 25, 2013

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3 Great Graphic Organizers for the A...

3 Great Graphic Organizers for the Art Room

The visual arts are such a broad and encompassing discipline that even...

Oct 21, 2013

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The Daunting Process of Going Under ...

The Daunting Process of Going Under Curriculum Review

Have you ever sat through a curriculum review process? If so, I feel your...

Sep 24, 2013

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Even More Non-Fiction Resources For ...

Even More Non-Fiction Resources For Your Classroom

Yesterday, we presented the Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for...