Jan 13, 2016

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The 13 Pillars of Art Education Ever...

The 13 Pillars of Art Education Every Art Teacher Should Know

As a teacher, you know you make hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions every...

Dec 28, 2015

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50 Amazing Clay Resources from The A...

50 Amazing Clay Resources from The Art of Education

Art teachers fall in a variety of places on the clay spectrum. Some love it...

Dec 17, 2015

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Rewriting Your Curriculum Doesn̵...

Rewriting Your Curriculum Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

I absolutely love a good curriculum review! To me, there is something...

Oct 28, 2015

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7 Amazing Downloadable Resources for...

7 Amazing Downloadable Resources for Your Art Room!

As an art teacher, your time is a valuable commodity. There is always so much...

Oct 15, 2015

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Visually Scaffold Your Curriculum Wi...

Visually Scaffold Your Curriculum With Ease

If your undergrad studio courses were anything like mine, you finished the...

Oct 8, 2015

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3 Ways to Help Staff and Students Se...

3 Ways to Help Staff and Students See The Value of The Artistic Process

The release of the AOE Studio Classes and their focus on hands-on learning...

Sep 30, 2015

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2 Compelling Reasons for Using the S...

2 Compelling Reasons for Using the Studio Habits of Mind in Your Art Room

Over a decade ago, researchers with Harvard’s Project Zero identified The...

Sep 6, 2015

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4 Reasons Why DBAE Isn’t Dead

4 Reasons Why DBAE Isn’t Dead

Many of us remember when DBAE ruled the art ed world, with good reason. It was...

Aug 19, 2015

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4 Ways to Help Students Personally C...

4 Ways to Help Students Personally Connect with Art History

We typically have three main ways to decide which artists to teach our...

Aug 14, 2015

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Create a Syllabus That Your Students...

Create a Syllabus That Your Students Will Actually Want to Read

    There is one thing that I always dread on the first day...

Jul 30, 2015

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Effortlessly Communicate Your High S...

Effortlessly Communicate Your High School Curriculum With These Student Handouts

    The structure of high school level art courses can vary from...

Jul 24, 2015

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Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!

Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!

    Do you also love to use stories and children’s books in...

Jul 9, 2015

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Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Cu...

Effortlessly Communicate Your K-8 Curriculum With These Student Handouts

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

Jul 2, 2015

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Immerse Your Students in Art History...

Immerse Your Students in Art History with this Art Restoration Activity

Restoration can be a magical process, preserving artwork for future...

Jun 30, 2015

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3 Important Considerations For Devel...

3 Important Considerations For Developing Your Curriculum

    As you design your ideal curriculum for the upcoming school...

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

    More and more teachers, art departments, and districts, are...

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...