Aug 21, 2013

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3 Keys to Creating a Successful, Pos...

3 Keys to Creating a Successful, Positive Behavior System

Hand stamps? Class charts? Treasure boxes? Over the years, I’ve gone back...

Aug 15, 2013

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Survey Says…Student Inventorie...

Survey Says…Student Inventories Are a Hit!

Does getting to know your students at the beginning of the year feel...

Aug 14, 2013

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Sick of Teaching the Rules? Make a V...

Sick of Teaching the Rules? Make a Video!

During the first few weeks of school, one of the most important things you...

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...

Oct 10, 2012

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8 Tips for Creating Engaging Confere...

8 Tips for Creating Engaging Conference Presentations

This weekend, just like my colleague Chelsie, I presented at the Iowa /...

Sep 5, 2012

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Why You Should NEVER Turn Down a Tre...

Why You Should NEVER Turn Down a Treat!

My cooperating teacher (way, way back when) told me NEVER to turn down a...

Aug 20, 2012

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Share Your Advice for the First Day ...

Share Your Advice for the First Day of School

Hi AOE readers! Today I’m hoping you will help me inspire all of the brand...

Aug 15, 2012

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How CHOICE can Improve Student Behav...

How CHOICE can Improve Student Behavior

This is a perfect time to reflect on the previous school year and re-evaluate...

Jun 28, 2012

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Make Pass-Back a Breeze with Colored...

Make Pass-Back a Breeze with Colored Table Folders

Here’s a great way to pass back artwork to students quickly and...

Apr 30, 2012

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Gaining Support From Classroom Teach...

Gaining Support From Classroom Teachers

Do classroom teachers support your efforts in the art room? I have a story to...

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...

Aug 3, 2011

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Are you Dreading a New School Year?

Are you Dreading a New School Year?

For teachers, the coming of a new school year can bring mixed emotions. For...

Apr 24, 2011

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No-Fail Formula for Great Lesson Pla...

No-Fail Formula for Great Lesson Plans

Teaching is a balancing act when it comes to designing successful art lessons...

Mar 25, 2011

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Make Your Own Mini Whiteboards!

Make Your Own Mini Whiteboards!

One of the most common questions I get from readers involves the class...

Mar 21, 2011

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The Art of: Getting What You Want

The Art of: Getting What You Want

As art teachers, we all know an “art” doesn’t always have to...

Feb 20, 2011

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Teachers, Forget About Lesson Plans!

Teachers, Forget About Lesson Plans!

I get it. Teachers love new art lessons. You do. Lets be honest. Here is what...

Feb 18, 2011

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Get a Quiet Line Every Time!

Get a Quiet Line Every Time!

Clean up and line up can be the toughest parts of a class period for any art...

Feb 4, 2011

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Never Stress During Clay Again!

Never Stress During Clay Again!

From clay prep, to storage to products and management, I have gathered every...

Jan 26, 2011

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5 Smart Supports for Special Artists

5 Smart Supports for Special Artists

  Art students with special needs hold a very special place in my heart....

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...

Dec 29, 2010

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Art Teacher Timesavers

Do you feel like the school day goes by so fast, you look around and you have...

Dec 28, 2010

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How to Make and Keep your Goals!

All around the blog-o-sphere people are making resolutions. Although some of...

Dec 8, 2010

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Desk Drawer Featured!

Desk Drawer Featured!

As you know, organization and logistics in the art room are things I consider...

Nov 11, 2010

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Stashed Away- Sharing Student Art

Stashed Away- Sharing Student Art

Yesterday I talked about Parent Teacher Conferences.  Sometimes I have...