Jul 8, 2014

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15 Things Nobody Tells You About Bec...

15 Things Nobody Tells You About Becoming an Art Teacher

We all know there are unknowns with any career path we choose. How we handle...

Feb 18, 2014

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7 Successful Strategies for Managing...

7 Successful Strategies for Managing Middle Schoolers

When people learn I teach middle school art, the response I frequently hear...

Feb 10, 2014

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9 Essential Tips For A Successful Pl...

9 Essential Tips For A Successful Plaster Mask Lesson

Previously, I talked about the nitty gritty details of setting up and...

Dec 3, 2013

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10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observ...

10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observation

Peer observations can be one of the most beneficial professional development...

Nov 21, 2013

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10 Tips to Help You be a Successful ...

10 Tips to Help You be a Successful National Board Candidate

My journey as a candidate for National Board Certification for teaching...

Nov 8, 2013

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Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teach...

Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teacher

I was talking with two awesome art teachers at the Art Educators of Iowa...

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...

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...

Sep 23, 2013

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The Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Bo...

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for Students

We’ve talked a lot on AOE about great books for your art room. From fun...

Sep 13, 2013

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Organizing Your Artsonia Processes: ...

Organizing Your Artsonia Processes: 10 Tricks from the Experts

The process of creating and maintaining an Artsonia account can be...

Sep 5, 2013

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Tweet Tweet! 8 Reasons You Need an A...

Tweet Tweet! 8 Reasons You Need an Art Room Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular and widely used social network websites...

Aug 23, 2013

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20 Tips For Your 1st (or 10th!) Scho...

20 Tips For Your 1st (or 10th!) School Year

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome an exciting new addition to our writing...

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...

Dec 12, 2012

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The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

Whenever the holidays roll around, I always have parents ask me, “What are...

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 8, 2012

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Going Digital: The Easy Way to Creat...

Going Digital: The Easy Way to Create Digital Lesson Plans

For years and years I used the typical spiral-bound teacher plan books.  You...

Jul 17, 2012

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3 Easy Tips to Get Dressed for Your ...

3 Easy Tips to Get Dressed for Your Next Interview

See if you can guess where the following items were spotted: flip-flops, cargo...

Jul 3, 2012

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The Top 5 Ways to Fundraise for Your...

The Top 5 Ways to Fundraise for Your Art Program

    As art teachers, we are always looking for a little extra...

Jun 29, 2012

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5 Ways an Art Room is Like an Airpor...

5 Ways an Art Room is Like an Airport

Recently I spent an entire day traveling from one airport after another. My...

Apr 19, 2012

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50 Positive Reinforcements for the A...

50 Positive Reinforcements for the Art Room

These ideas are free. They don’t take much time. None of them involve...

Feb 25, 2012

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7 Ways to use Paint Chips in the Art...

7 Ways to use Paint Chips in the Art Room

Paint chips are a great manipulative for the art room. They are free, easy to...

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...

Jun 23, 2011

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The Brain Book

The Brain Book

Is your brain on overload? Do you have trouble remembering things?  Do you...