Dec 9, 2015

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8 Distractions Every Art Teacher Sho...

8 Distractions Every Art Teacher Should Avoid

According to a recent study at the University of California, Irvine, it takes...

Nov 19, 2015

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Why You Need To Post Consequences in...

Why You Need To Post Consequences in Your Art Room

One of the first things that I was asked to do when I became an art teacher...

Nov 18, 2015

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Now You Can Easily Assess Your Stude...

Now You Can Easily Assess Your Students’ Process

Last month I wrote an article that asked if we should stop assessing artwork....

Nov 10, 2015

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100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students...

100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students Will Love

If you’re anything like me, you can never get enough good sketchbook...

Oct 29, 2015

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Use Motivational Raffles to Add Enri...

Use Motivational Raffles to Add Enrichment to Art Lessons

If you teach elementary or middle school, you are probably well aware of free...

Oct 27, 2015

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The Top 10 Graphic Novels to Use in ...

The Top 10 Graphic Novels to Use in Your Secondary Art Room

    I love using and teaching with graphic novels. Of course,...

Oct 21, 2015

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The Perfect Resource to Help Your St...

The Perfect Resource to Help Your Students Dive Deeper

Editor’s Note: Today Tim brings us an amazing resource for the...

Oct 14, 2015

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A Way to Engage Your Entire Classroo...

A Way to Engage Your Entire Classroom

Do you ever find yourself dragging through a slide presentation while your...

Oct 2, 2015

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Why Every Art Room Needs a Chill Out...

Why Every Art Room Needs a Chill Out Chair

When I was a first-year art teacher, I noticed a lot of teachers had an area...

Sep 29, 2015

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4 Skills Art Students SHOULD Know bu...

4 Skills Art Students SHOULD Know but Often Don’t

It always amazed me when 4th-graders would walk into my room for a weaving...

Sep 15, 2015

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How to Have More Meaningful Student ...

How to Have More Meaningful Student Conversations Starting Today!

Has this ever happened to you? You’re speeding through another art...

Sep 6, 2015

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4 Reasons Why DBAE Isn’t Dead

4 Reasons Why DBAE Isn’t Dead

Many of us remember when DBAE ruled the art ed world, with good reason. It was...

Sep 4, 2015

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Improve Visual Literacy with a New W...

Improve Visual Literacy with a New Way to Take Notes

    As art teachers, we are well aware of the power of visual...

Sep 2, 2015

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How to Cope with Your Art Room Organ...

How to Cope with Your Art Room Organization Style

Do you know an art teacher who has a room that appears to be a total mess but...

Sep 1, 2015

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Yes, You Can Use Sketchbooks at the ...

Yes, You Can Use Sketchbooks at the Elementary Level

Have you ever wanted to do sketchbooks with your elementary students but...

Aug 18, 2015

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4 Ways to Embrace Cell Phone Use in ...

4 Ways to Embrace Cell Phone Use in the Classroom

    We need to stop–like right now, today, stop–looking...

Aug 18, 2015

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The Perfect Kindergarten Project to ...

The Perfect Kindergarten Project to Show Student Growth

With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching, many of you have...

Jul 29, 2015

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Art History Writing Your Students Wi...

Art History Writing Your Students Will Actually Want to Do

This might sound crazy, but there are art history writing assignments that...

Jul 20, 2015

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The One Tool You Need to Manage Clas...

The One Tool You Need to Manage Class Time More Effectively

The idea of using a timer in the art room isn’t new. However, HOW you use...

Jul 16, 2015

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How to Curb Questions and Empower St...

How to Curb Questions and Empower Students with Anchor Charts

Has this happened to you? You’re teaching a lesson that is process based...

Jul 13, 2015

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An Easy Way to Teach Your Students A...

An Easy Way to Teach Your Students About Positive and Negative Space

There are some concepts we teach in the art room that seem trickier than...

Jun 19, 2015

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Take Mo...

5 Ways to Help Your Students Take More Risks in the Art Room

I recently spoke with author and co-founder of Access Art Paula Briggs about...

Jun 10, 2015

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4 Insightful Tips For Teaching a New...

4 Insightful Tips For Teaching a New Digital Arts Curriculum

    More and more teachers, art departments, and districts, are...

Jun 9, 2015

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A Complete Guide for Stop-Motion Ani...

A Complete Guide for Stop-Motion Animation in the Art Room

I was first inspired to explore stop-motion when I met influential art ed...