Feb 1, 2016

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Wow Your Families With This Simple C...

Wow Your Families With This Simple Collaborative Art Display

Editor’s Note: This week, we are going to be talking about how art can...

Jan 4, 2016

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A Simpler Way to Create a Drawing Gr...

A Simpler Way to Create a Drawing Grid

In my opinion, grids can be a part of a beneficial skill set. In my classroom,...

Dec 29, 2015

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An Unforgettable Critique that Can T...

An Unforgettable Critique that Can Transform Your Art Room’s Atmosphere

As a teacher, I am always looking for more ways to run critiques with my...

Dec 18, 2015

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How to Spruce Up Your Room With This...

How to Spruce Up Your Room With This Secret Trick

Have you ever wanted to create a mural for your art room but didn’t want...

Nov 11, 2015

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Why Not Set Up a Volunteer Cart?

Why Not Set Up a Volunteer Cart?

If you are lucky enough to have volunteers come in to help you hang artwork,...

Nov 5, 2015

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3 Steps to Take to Fix a Failing Rou...

3 Steps to Take to Fix a Failing Routine

“Anything you ask your students to do repeatedly should be made into a...

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 19, 2015

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10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Shoul...

10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Should Watch

Hopefully, when I tell you I have been watching Ted Talks non-stop for a...

Oct 16, 2015

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Make Quick Clay Slabs Using Only You...

Make Quick Clay Slabs Using Only Your Hands

There are two things in the art room I always try to avoid: kids wasting time...

Oct 6, 2015

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3 Easy Setups for Parent Nights

3 Easy Setups for Parent Nights

You’ve spent hours hanging beautiful art displays in the hallway. You have...

Sep 18, 2015

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How to Have Inspiration at Your Fing...

How to Have Inspiration at Your Fingertips with a Lessons Binder

Do you struggle to find a way to store all your lesson plans? Do you have an...

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 25, 2015

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21 Media Resources to Use in Your El...

21 Media Resources to Use in Your Elementary or Middle School Art Room

Weeding through art catalogs and the web to find quality media for your...

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...

Aug 12, 2015

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The Easiest Way to Teach Routines

The Easiest Way to Teach Routines

Do you find it cumbersome to teach your routines over and over, year after...

Aug 10, 2015

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Go Ahead! Show a Video on the First ...

Go Ahead! Show a Video on the First Day of School

If there is one thing I have learned in all my years of teaching, it is that...

Aug 10, 2015

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Engage Your Students From Day One wi...

Engage Your Students From Day One with a Quiz About Yourself

I’m always looking for ways to make the first days of school more...

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 15, 2015

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5 Flipped Teachers’ YouTube Ch...

5 Flipped Teachers’ YouTube Channels You Won’t Want to Miss!

When we think of flipping the art room, we automatically think of the daunting...

Jul 14, 2015

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Make Simple Painted Canvases to Teac...

Make Simple Painted Canvases to Teach Color Theory!

What’s better than art room decor that is multi-functional? Why not do a...

Jun 30, 2015

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Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Art teachers everywhere know that clean up can be chaotic in the art room. If...

Jun 16, 2015

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Set Up Stations in No Time With This...

Set Up Stations in No Time With This Simple Trick

Do you struggle to find time to set up prepared, quality projects with your...

Jun 3, 2015

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The Secret to Getting Free Art Suppl...

The Secret to Getting Free Art Supplies

Many of us are just now wrapping up the school year and stocking up on...