Feb 26, 2015

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How to Conduct Socratic Seminars in ...

How to Conduct Socratic Seminars in the Art Room

For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, a Socratic Seminar is a...

Feb 13, 2015

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Is Art Without Meaning Decoration?

Is Art Without Meaning Decoration?

I read a post online that stated, “Art without meaning is decoration.”...

Feb 12, 2015

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Read Books to Your Students in Half...

Read Books to Your  Students in Half the Time!

When teaching about Egypt, I always enjoyed reading the book Into the...

Feb 9, 2015

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The Time I Quit Teaching

The Time I Quit Teaching

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re taking a few days to talk...

Feb 6, 2015

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33 Fiber Art Ideas For Your Classroo...

33 Fiber Art Ideas For Your Classroom

    We often ask questions on our Facebook page that generate...

Jan 29, 2015

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The Art Teacher’s Definitive G...

The Art Teacher’s Definitive Guide to OK Go Videos

    In 2006, four guys and eight treadmills made one of the most...

Jan 26, 2015

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Make One Small Change To Solve All Y...

Make One Small Change To Solve All Your Art Room Problems

  Is large paper difficult for your youngest students to handle? Do you...

Jan 2, 2015

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Teach Your Students Chinese Calligra...

Teach Your Students Chinese Calligraphy

The winter months are a great time to try out some Chinese calligraphy in your...

Dec 30, 2014

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How to Make Printmaking Easy for Eve...

How to Make Printmaking Easy for Even Your Most Rambunctious Class

Mr. Stoller’s printmaking presentation at the AOE Online Conference this...

Dec 26, 2014

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5 Tips to Stretch Your Art Room Budg...

5 Tips to Stretch Your Art Room Budget

I get an average of $1.67 per student per year for my art budget. That isn’t...

Dec 22, 2014

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8 Tips for Hosting a Student Teacher...

8 Tips for Hosting a Student Teacher in the Art Room

Ah, student teaching. If you are like me, you can still recall the highlights...

Dec 19, 2014

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Where Are You on the Choice Spectrum...

Where Are You on the Choice Spectrum?

Starting January 1st, participants in our Choice Based Art Education class...

Dec 12, 2014

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Why You Should Demo Everything for Y...

Why You Should Demo Everything for Your Youngest Students

  In the art room, there is a time and place for vague directions,...

Dec 10, 2014

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The Secret to Successful One-Day Cla...

The Secret to Successful One-Day Clay Projects

  The way my middle school schedule is designed I get to see every...

Dec 9, 2014

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3 Ways to Transform Toys from Playt...

3 Ways to Transform Toys from  Playthings to Learning Tools

  When I first started teaching middle school art over a decade ago, I...

Nov 27, 2014

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A Genius Way to Keep the Art Room Qu...

A Genius Way to Keep the Art Room Quiet

  Have you ever had a class where you looked up and realized no one in...

Nov 26, 2014

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Fixed v. Growth Mindset: What Does i...

Fixed v. Growth Mindset: What Does it Mean for the Art Room?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been bombarded over the past couple of...

Nov 5, 2014

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Make Your Own Magnetic Color Wheel

Make Your Own Magnetic Color Wheel

  When I started teaching, I began running into issues communicating the...

Oct 17, 2014

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Sneak in MORE Art History with a Mys...

Sneak in MORE Art History with a Mystery Artist Board!

    Are you looking for a fun way to increase your students’...

Oct 14, 2014

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How To Keep Your Art Kids Coming Bac...

How To Keep Your Art Kids Coming Back

In so many art rooms, the number of students enrolled determines the...

Sep 30, 2014

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Teach Your Students to Draw Contour ...

Teach Your Students to Draw Contour Lines

Teaching contour line is a simple way to hone students’ observational...

Sep 12, 2014

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How to Do Paper Maché with Kindergar...

How to Do Paper Maché with Kindergarten

Paper maché with young students can quickly become a living nightmare in the...

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...

Aug 22, 2014

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3 Creative Ways to Explore Color Mix...

3 Creative Ways to Explore Color Mixing with Students

I’m betting that when it comes to teaching color mixing, 99% of us, myself...