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

Editor’s Note: As you know, the beginning of the school year can get...

Aug 27, 2014

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An Innovative Way to Keep Track of Y...

An Innovative Way to Keep Track of Your Schedule

Art teacher schedules can get crazy. “You mean I only see the second...

Aug 13, 2014

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How to Store Art and Stay Sane

How to Store Art and Stay Sane

  There comes a time in every artist’s life when she has to answer...

Aug 12, 2014

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Get to School 10 Minutes Early to Sa...

Get to School 10 Minutes Early to Save Your Sanity

  I will be the first to admit that I used to be late to ALMOST...

Aug 12, 2014

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The Best Way to Store Small Supplies

The Best Way to Store Small Supplies

Many of my most-used supplies are stored right on student work tables. But...

Jul 31, 2014

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Make Passing Out Supplies a Breeze W...

Make Passing Out Supplies a Breeze With This Simple Tip

As we approach the beginning of the school year, you may be thinking about how...

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...