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...

May 19, 2015

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4 Ways to Clean Out Your Classroom C...

4 Ways to Clean Out Your Classroom Clutter

You’re packing up your room or cleaning before summer break, and you dust...

May 4, 2015

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Get Your Students to Listen with the...

Get Your Students to Listen with the “When-Then’ Technique

By the end of the year, students are immune to the sound of your voice....

Apr 13, 2015

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Be the Teacher You’d Want to Meet

Be the Teacher You’d Want to Meet

It’s likely you will be encountering many parents, colleagues, new hires and...

Mar 30, 2015

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The First Thing You Should Do at Wor...

The First Thing You Should Do at Work Every Single Day!

I am on a productivity kick right now for a few different reasons. In addition...

Mar 22, 2015

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Recess Isn’t Just for Kids: The Impo...

Recess Isn’t Just for Kids: The Importance of Adult Recess

We send our students out to recess each day. While they play, what do we do?...

Mar 20, 2015

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24 Movies to Show in Your High Schoo...

24 Movies to Show in Your High School Art Room

Although movies are sometimes cast in a bad light by administrators and...

Mar 16, 2015

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How to Take Less Home Each Night!

How to Take Less Home Each Night!

In today’s video tip I want to share a stress reliever that seems like a...

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...

Sep 25, 2014

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Transform the Beginning of Your Clas...

Transform the Beginning of Your Class Period With a Simple Whiteboard

My first year of teaching I struggled with students entering the art room in a...

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!

Visual arts and music go together just about as well as peanut butter and...

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...