Dec 10, 2015

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A Simple Trick for a Better Work Day

A Simple Trick for a Better Work Day

As art teachers, we have so many responsibilities to fit into our days besides...

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...

Dec 8, 2015

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The Best Way to Keep Your Resume Cur...

The Best Way to Keep Your Resume Current

    “Quick, think back over the last 14 years of your life...

Dec 4, 2015

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How to Tell if a Project is Taking T...

How to Tell if a Project is Taking Too Long

Have you ever been stuck in the middle of a never-ending project and not been...

Nov 9, 2015

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3 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Art Room f...

3 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Art Room for 2016

Winter break is just around the corner, and if you are anything like your...

Sep 23, 2015

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How to Make Art No Matter How Busy Y...

How to Make Art No Matter How Busy You Are

As art teachers, we extoll the virtues of making art to anyone that will...

Jan 22, 2015

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Push Your Students with an Art Room ...

Push Your Students with an Art Room Challenge

There are times when planning lessons that I come up with an idea that would...

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

  Do you ever get stuck at school? You know, you have a plan to leave at...

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...

Jul 21, 2014

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Rocks vs. Sucks: Taking Work Home

Rocks vs. Sucks: Taking Work Home

Welcome to the third installment of Rocks vs. Sucks, the place for you to...

Oct 23, 2013

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3 Timesaving Tips To Try Today

3 Timesaving Tips To Try Today

As our schedules get more and more full with classes, professional...

Oct 11, 2013

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Whatchamadrawit: A Creative Drawing ...

Whatchamadrawit: A Creative Drawing Game for the Classroom

Are you looking for a versatile teaching tool that is fun, imaginative, and...

Sep 12, 2013

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Enlisting Students to Help with Arts...

Enlisting Students to Help with Artsonia

I am all about getting my students’ artwork safely (and relatively...

Aug 19, 2013

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When should art teachers go back to ...

When should art teachers go back to school?

With summer vacation dwindling away (or gone for some of you) a visit to your...

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...

Jul 3, 2013

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How Will You Spend Your Time This Su...

How Will You Spend Your Time This Summer?

Your big art show is in the bag, you’ve wrapped up the last lessons of...

Mar 18, 2013

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Lunch Ideas for Busy Teachers…...

Lunch Ideas for Busy Teachers… and a Lunch Pop Quiz!

If you’ve ever walked into an establishment around the lunch hour...

Dec 14, 2012

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How to Rejuvenate Yourself Over the ...

How to Rejuvenate Yourself Over the Break

From managing our art supplies, to finding unclean brushes left in our sinks,...

Dec 13, 2012

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Why You Should NOT Work in Your Clas...

Why You Should NOT Work in Your Classroom Over Winter Break.

I have always refused to work in my classroom over Winter Break.  Now, that...

Sep 15, 2012

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An Easy Way to get Your Lesson Plans...

An Easy Way to get Your Lesson Plans into Your Sub’s Hands

Most teachers would agree with the following statement; sometimes it’s...

Aug 13, 2012

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Manage Your Class with the Best Visu...

Manage Your Class with the Best Visual Timer Available!

  A timer can be one of the best investments an art teacher can make in...

May 24, 2012

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Accept the Clay Challenge

Accept the Clay Challenge

I must admit, a flaw of mine is waiting until the last couple weeks of the...

May 18, 2012

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Are You an Art Teacher Addict?

Are You an Art Teacher Addict?

Are you an Art Teacher Addict? Are you addicted to your job? Do you determine...