Mar 23, 2015

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How to Turn Your Students Into Neat ...

How to Turn Your Students Into Neat Freaks

When I was a kid, my sister used to vacuum her room in such a way that she...

Mar 10, 2015

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10 Storage Hacks for the Art Room

10 Storage Hacks for the Art Room

Let’s face it — as art teachers we have a lot of STUFF. The key is to...

Mar 9, 2015

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3 Tips for Getting into an Organizat...

3 Tips for Getting into an Organizational Mindset

Editor’s Note: We’re going to take the next few days to...

Mar 9, 2015

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An Easy-Peasy Way to Prep for Your D...

An Easy-Peasy Way to Prep for Your Day

When I was student teaching, my cooperating teacher always made it a point to...

Mar 3, 2015

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How to Prep for Art Shows Without Lo...

How to Prep for Art Shows Without Losing Sleep

Springtime is art show time, and it seems most teachers participate in some...

Feb 27, 2015

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The Anatomy of an Art Cart

The Anatomy of an Art Cart

    A few months ago, we ran a mini-series about teaching art on a...

Feb 5, 2015

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Conquering Hot Spots in your Art Roo...

Conquering Hot Spots in your Art Room

    What is a hot spot, you ask? It’s a place in your room that...

Feb 2, 2015

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Does the Decor in Your Art Room Affe...

Does the Decor in Your Art Room Affect Your Students?

Is your art room drenched from top to bottom with a wide array of decor?...

Jan 28, 2015

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What Mid-Year Portfolios for Kinders...

What Mid-Year Portfolios for Kinders Can Do for You!

It’s safe to say that time and space are two of our biggest battles as art...

Jan 27, 2015

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Easy Glaze Distribution with Zero Cl...

Easy Glaze Distribution with Zero Clean Up

    There’s this feeling I get when I close the kiln for the last...

Jan 9, 2015

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11 Things Successful Teachers Do on ...

11 Things Successful Teachers Do on the Weekend

The end of the day on Friday seems like the end of a long marathon. Exhaustion...

Jan 6, 2015

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How to Pare Down Your Paintbrushes

How to Pare Down Your Paintbrushes

Because minimalism means ‘paring down to the essentials’ let’s ask...

Dec 14, 2014

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Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essentia...

Warm Up This Winter with 10 Essential Clay Tips

In my art room, I chose to start the majority of my clay projects in January....

Nov 24, 2014

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Jumpstart Any Project with a Five Mi...

Jumpstart Any Project with a Five Minute Frenzy

Have you been putting off tackling that junk drawer?  That pile of donated...

Oct 24, 2014

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How to Teach Art Anywhere

How to Teach Art Anywhere

I’ve done it. I’m betting most of you have too. I have taught art in some...

Oct 13, 2014

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How to Make a Sub Tub for Stress-Fre...

How to Make a Sub Tub for Stress-Free Sick Days

“I would rather come to school not feeling well than have to plan for a...

Oct 6, 2014

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Tips for Teaching Art on a Cart From...

Tips for Teaching Art on a Cart From a Seasoned Pro

    Many art teachers take their rooms for granted. However, there...

Oct 1, 2014

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Glitter Without the Mess!

Glitter Without the Mess!

Glitter. Is there any art supply more divisive among art teachers? Whether...

Sep 29, 2014

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The Ultimate Eraser Management Plan

The Ultimate Eraser Management Plan

Erasers can be the source of both serious debate and intense frustration among...

Sep 22, 2014

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How to Manage Your Email in 9 Easy S...

How to Manage Your Email in 9 Easy Steps

Email is a tricky beast to tame. In today’s society, email etiquette (OK,...

Sep 19, 2014

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The Life of a Traveling Teacher with...

The Life of a Traveling Teacher with Nellie Mitchell

Just like so many of you, this year I am faced with the unexpected challenge...

Sep 10, 2014

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A NEW Pinterest Tip for Lightning Q...

A NEW Pinterest Tip for  Lightning Quick Lesson Planning

Summer break is kind of like a dream. I can wake up whenever I want, lounge...

Sep 9, 2014

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Use Sticky Notes to Keep Your Planni...

Use Sticky Notes to Keep Your Planning On Track

If you’re having trouble keeping lesson planning under control, I...

Sep 8, 2014

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The Secret to Getting Out the Door W...

The Secret to Getting Out the Door When the School Day Ends

  Do you ever get stuck at school? You know, you have a plan to leave at...