Feb 3, 2016

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The Art of Creating Digital Citizens

The Art of Creating Digital Citizens

There’s no denying we are part of the digital world. Whether you choose to...

Jan 18, 2016

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Turn STEM to STEAM with the Design T...

Turn STEM to STEAM with the Design Thinking Process

As I gear up to team-teach a STEAM course for the first time next semester,...

Dec 24, 2015

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3 Helpful Elements and Principles Do...

3 Helpful Elements and Principles Downloads

How to teach the Elements and Principles of Art continues to be a hot...

Dec 15, 2015

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144 Artists to Pique Your Students&#...

144 Artists to Pique Your Students’ Interest

Following the popularity of the 100 sketchbook prompts and the video that...

Nov 26, 2015

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How to Choose the Right Drawing Penc...

How to Choose the Right Drawing Pencil and Paper Every Time

If you’ve ever ordered supplies, you’ve likely been overwhelmed by...

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...

Aug 5, 2015

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A Complete List of Supplies for Your...

A Complete List of Supplies for Your New Art Room

In the article Opening a New Art Room: An Art Teacher’s Cheat...

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...

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...

Apr 17, 2015

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8 Helpful Tips for Packing Up Your E...

8 Helpful Tips for Packing Up Your ENTIRE Art Room

You’ve heard rumblings, but now it’s official: you need to pack up your...

Dec 19, 2013

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A Visual to Help Students from Wande...

A Visual to Help Students from Wandering in the Art Studio

It never fails. There is always one student in each of my classes who seems to...

Aug 15, 2013

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Survey Says…Student Inventorie...

Survey Says…Student Inventories Are a Hit!

Does getting to know your students at the beginning of the year feel...

Dec 28, 2012

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Is Your Art Curriculum Designed Self...

Is Your Art Curriculum Designed Selfishly?

I will admit : My first few years of teaching I was a selfish art teacher when...

Sep 12, 2012

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Insider Tips for Getting Great Subs ...

Insider Tips for Getting Great Subs (and What to Do to Keep Them Coming Back)

Being away from your room is difficult. Sometimes I’d rather come in sick...

Aug 17, 2012

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Using a Management Matrix to Develop...

Using a Management Matrix to Develop and Set Clear Expectations

When implementing your classroom management plan, do you ever hear, “But...

Nov 17, 2011

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Great Link: Curriculum Planning Docu...

Great Link: Curriculum Planning Documents

I love a good planning matrix!  I even have some of my own that are aligned...

Oct 9, 2011

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Conference Presentation Download

Conference Presentation Download

I presented on “Blogging for Art Educators” as a breakout session...

Aug 9, 2011

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Help Parents Promote Creativity!

Help Parents Promote Creativity!

A recent article in Parents Magazine caught my eye! The “Parents...

Aug 8, 2011

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Pre-Made Sketchbook Pages Download

Pre-Made Sketchbook Pages Download

A year ago on AOE I showed you how to make Sketchbooks on the Cheap with your...

Jun 23, 2011

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Planning Matrix Download: Grade Leve...

Planning Matrix Download: Grade Level Media

I recieve a lot of reader questions regarding planning out curriclum.  How do...

May 16, 2011

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Daily Schedule Download

Daily Schedule Download

Do you have a system in place that helps you organize your days and weeks?  ...

Oct 4, 2010

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Power to the Point

Power to the Point

Recently I posted this lesson on Kandinsky for 1st grade students.  You can...