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...

Jul 29, 2013

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It’s Funny Because It’s True: 2 Vide...

It’s Funny Because It’s True: 2 Videos to Make you Laugh

Oh. My. Goodness. Have you seen Kid Snippets? It’s a relatively new YouTube...

Apr 1, 2013

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Video: Making a Simple Batik for the...

Video: Making a Simple Batik for the Classroom

During my first year of teaching, I attempted real batik with my fourth...

Nov 16, 2012

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The Effect of Color: A Jam-Packed Vi...

The Effect of Color: A Jam-Packed Video Resource

Can you imagine what our world would look like without color? Color is one of...

Oct 19, 2012

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Set...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting Up a Free Choice Area

One of the best areas of my room is the free choice station. It immediately...

Sep 6, 2012

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3 Dynamic Books to Use in the Art Ro...

3 Dynamic Books to Use in the Art Room

Do you use books in your art room? If so, I have three great new books you...

Jul 27, 2012

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Bob Ross Remixed: Must See for Art T...

Bob Ross Remixed: Must See for Art Teachers and Students Alike

You may have seen the Mr. Roger’s Remix that went viral on YouTube. This...

May 31, 2012

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Why Every Art Room Needs a Carpet

Why Every Art Room Needs a Carpet

A carpet in the art room? You may think I am crazy.  A carpet provides a...

May 10, 2012

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How to Stash Your Scraps

How to Stash Your Scraps

Waste not want not, that is what I say when it comes to saving paper scraps...

Mar 10, 2012

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When to Show a Video

When to Show a Video

Do you show a lot of videos in your art room? Videos should not replace the...

Dec 19, 2011

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Avoiding Content Overload

Avoiding Content Overload

Do you feel overwhelmed with all the great ideas out there online these days?...