May 28, 2014

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15 Ways to Communicate with Parents ...

15 Ways to Communicate with Parents and Families

As summer approaches, there is no better time to begin, or perfect, your...

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 26, 2013

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3 Ways to Make Your Room a Must-Stop...

3 Ways to Make Your Room a Must-Stop on Parent Night

Parent Night is probably right around the corner for many of you as we get...

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...

Jun 6, 2012

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Does Fairness Matter when Showcasing...

Does Fairness Matter when Showcasing Artwork?

Choosing artwork for special shows can be a daunting task for art teachers....

Jun 1, 2012

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Art to Remember VS. Artsonia

Art to Remember VS. Artsonia

As art educators, sometimes our budgets run short, and we turn to various...

Feb 12, 2012

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Losing Student’s Attention? Tr...

Losing Student’s Attention? Try Storytelling!

One of the most powerful, yet taken for granted teaching strategies is...

Jun 14, 2011

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How to Recognize a Talented Student

How to Recognize a Talented Student

For a long time now, I have wanted to recognize the students in my art room...

Feb 24, 2011

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Portfolio Ready to Go!

Portfolio Ready to Go!

Sending home artwork with Kindergarten students can be a challenge.  I...

Feb 13, 2011

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Display Dilemma!

Display Dilemma!

If I display artwork, I display the whole class.  All kids deserve to have...

Jan 19, 2011

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Portfolios in a Cinch

Portfolios in a Cinch

On Monday, I talked about how to use a portfolio as an assessment tool by...

Jan 17, 2011

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I’ve Got You Covered!

I’ve Got You Covered!

Looking for a simple summative assessment to see what your students know at...

Dec 8, 2010

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As I Write this Letter…

As I Write this Letter…

Today I want to talk about the Letters Home component of my new management...

Dec 7, 2010

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Sticking to it…Like Glue

Sticking to it…Like Glue

Teachers struggle mightily with classroom management when they abandon...

Dec 5, 2010

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How to Talk to Kids About Art

How to Talk to Kids About Art

I wanted to close this traveling exhibit week with some tips I used during my...

Nov 30, 2010

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Rocking the Palette

Rocking the Palette

I am excited to announce that I was a guest author on one of my very favorite...