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...

Aug 27, 2014

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An Innovative Way to Keep Track of Y...

An Innovative Way to Keep Track of Your Schedule

Art teacher schedules can get crazy. “You mean I only see the second...

Aug 12, 2014

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The Best Way to Store Small Supplies

The Best Way to Store Small Supplies

Many of my most-used supplies are stored right on student work tables. But...

Aug 5, 2014

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Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Te...

Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Teaching On Track

In the video below you’ll hear about my learning targets board.  It is an...

Aug 4, 2014

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Kick Off the School Year with an Art...

Kick Off the School Year with an Art-Inspired Music Video!

Editor’s Note: Back to school already? How can that be!? It seems...

Jun 19, 2014

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Video: Organize Your Classroom Libra...

Video: Organize Your Classroom Library with Inexpensive Stickers

As you may know, I love using books in my classroom (Check out my two lists of...

Jun 5, 2014

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The Perfect One-Day Lesson

The Perfect One-Day Lesson

Oil Pastel Tie-Dye is a simple, one-day lesson that you can whip out at a...

May 23, 2014

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The Clean-Up Routine That Transforme...

The Clean-Up Routine That Transformed My Art Room

It’s not news that at the end of the year, our routines and expectations...

May 14, 2014

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3 Must-Have Drawing Activities for Y...

3 Must-Have Drawing Activities for Your Free Choice Center

  “We all have activities available for students that finish...

May 1, 2014

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Need a Quick Pep Talk?

Need a Quick Pep Talk?

The end of the school year can be a crazy time!  Take a minute, or a few, to...

Apr 15, 2014

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Paintbrush Sorting Solved!

Paintbrush Sorting Solved!

  Today I’d love to share a cheap, color-coded system to store...

Mar 31, 2014

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Video: Fantastic (and Free) Art Room...

Video: Fantastic (and Free) Art Room Storage Solutions

  As art teachers, we are familiar with the ‘art’ of saving anything and...

Feb 20, 2014

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Video: Simple and Beautiful Altered ...

Video: Simple and Beautiful Altered Book Techniques for the Classroom

I LOVE altered books! This is a great project because it allows students to...

Feb 7, 2014

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Video: Is Your Paper Cutter A Huge S...

Video: Is Your Paper Cutter A Huge Safety Hazard?

Hazards in the art room exist. From smelly paints to sharp objects, safety...

Jan 24, 2014

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Do You Know the “Classroom Man...

Do You Know the “Classroom Management Secret?” – Book Review

Classroom management isn’t going away. No matter how many years...

Jan 9, 2014

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Using Limitations to Spark Creativit...

Using Limitations to Spark Creativity

Our ability to create is the most powerful tool we have… Limitations may...

Jan 1, 2014

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Video: A Bookmaking Project You Actu...

Video: A Bookmaking Project You Actually Have Time For

My favorite art education professor (from undergrad) was actually a bookmaker,...

Dec 31, 2013

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Need a Fresh Idea for a Visiting Art...

Need a Fresh Idea for a Visiting Artist?  Check out Tiny Circus!

A few months ago I attended the regional Art Education Conference in Iowa,...

Dec 18, 2013

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Video: Take a Seat – Chairs VS...

Video: Take a Seat – Chairs VS. Stools in the Art Room

As if art supplies weren’t distraction enough for our students, the...

Nov 6, 2013

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Promote Your Class With Video

Promote Your Class With Video

Videos are a great way to advocate for your class. Whether it is a highlight...

Oct 9, 2013

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A Must See Video: Project-Based Lear...

A Must See Video: Project-Based Learning at High Tech High

During a recent meeting, my principal spoke on the topic of innovation. She...

Sep 27, 2013

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Video: How to Create and Use a Pictu...

Video: How to Create and Use a Picture Schedule in your Art Room

You may have seen your special education teacher use a picture schedule to...

Sep 18, 2013

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Learn Student Names Quickly with Nam...

Learn Student Names Quickly with Name Tents

When you see hundreds of students in a week, have a new roster every 7 weeks,...

Aug 28, 2013

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How to Manage Your Crazy Kindergarte...

How to Manage Your Crazy Kindergarteners at the End of Art Class

Clean up in the art room is always chaotic, but during Kindergarten or 1st...