Jul 15, 2014

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The Clay Storage Solution You’...

The Clay Storage Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Do you dread your clay units because of the hassle involved? Maybe the mere...

Jun 19, 2014

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Video: Organize Your Classroom Libra...

Video: Organize Your Classroom Library with Inexpensive Stickers

As you may know, I love using books in my classroom (Check out my two lists of...

Jun 18, 2014

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To Clean, or Not to Clean? That is t...

To Clean, or Not to Clean? That is the question.

  At the end of the school year, I get antsy to clear out work and old...

Jun 12, 2014

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Easily Organize Your Standards with ...

Easily Organize Your Standards with a Planning Matrix

The process of rewriting my district’s middle school visual arts...

May 20, 2014

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Find Your Alter Ego with the Orderin...

Find Your Alter Ego with the Ordering Personality Quiz

Today we’re taking you back to your teenage years with a quiz! No, you...

Apr 22, 2014

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Set Up Your TAB Room in 7 Easy Steps

Set Up Your TAB Room in 7 Easy Steps

Yesterday, I shared the reasons why I chose to teach a Choice-Based art...

Apr 15, 2014

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Paintbrush Sorting Solved!

Paintbrush Sorting Solved!

  Today I’d love to share a cheap, color-coded system to store...

Mar 31, 2014

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Video: Fantastic (and Free) Art Room...

Video: Fantastic (and Free) Art Room Storage Solutions

  As art teachers, we are familiar with the ‘art’ of saving anything and...

Mar 7, 2014

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Video: Plan Ahead to Ensure the Hall...

Do you feel embarrassed by the poor, bare walls in your school during the...

Jan 31, 2014

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Organize Your Piles in 5 Minutes or ...

Organize Your Piles in 5 Minutes or Less!

Recently, I was getting overwhelmed by my growing collection of signs that I...

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...

Dec 17, 2013

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An Easier Way to Assign New Seats

An Easier Way to Assign New Seats

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just make one set of seating charts and use...

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...

Nov 19, 2013

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Share Your Best Art Room Storage Sol...

Share Your Best Art Room Storage Solutions!

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ storage solution for art...

Nov 15, 2013

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A Simple and Streamlined Printmaking...

A Simple and Streamlined Printmaking Shortcut

When purchasing printing blocks, it is possible to order sheets as big as...

Nov 11, 2013

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5 Secrets for Managing the Mess of P...

5 Secrets for Managing the Mess of Printmaking

Are you interested in printmaking but fearful of the mess?  Does the thought...

Nov 5, 2013

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The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Ro...

The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Room Icon Becoming Extinct?

As I was sorting through my large art reproduction prints to find a poster for...

Oct 31, 2013

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Why Centers Make the Perfect Sub Pla...

Why Centers Make the Perfect Sub Plans

Yep, I’ve done it. I’ve come back into school to prep and write sub plans...

Oct 23, 2013

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3 Timesaving Tips To Try Today

3 Timesaving Tips To Try Today

As our schedules get more and more full with classes, professional...

Oct 2, 2013

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Simple Storage Solutions for Art Apr...

Simple Storage Solutions for Art Aprons

Recently an AOE Fan asked: “One of my top pet peeves that I...

Aug 6, 2013

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Getting the Art Room You Want With t...

Getting the Art Room You Want With the Budget You Have

Imagine that you get to walk into an empty art room and make it completely...

Apr 22, 2013

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Shish-ka-Beads: Simplified Beadmakin...

Shish-ka-Beads: Simplified Beadmaking

Shish-ka-what? That’s right, beads on a stick! My students love wearing...

Apr 8, 2013

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Preparing For an Observation

Preparing For an Observation

Nothing can make a teacher more nervous than anticipating an administrator...

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...