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 10, 2013

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Top 4 Do-It-Yourself Adaptations for...

Top 4 Do-It-Yourself Adaptations for the Art Room

The market for specialized equipment aimed at helping students that require...

Nov 11, 2013

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5 Secrets for Managing the Mess of P...

5 Secrets for Managing the Mess of Printmaking

Are you interested in printmaking but fearful of the mess?  Does the thought...

Oct 3, 2013

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The Plight of the Automatic Paper To...

The Plight of the Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

Has your art room been infected? If it has, you know the symptoms:  the red...

Sep 11, 2013

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Using Artsonia Artist Statements to ...

Using Artsonia Artist Statements to Promote Literacy in the Art Room

Are you looking for a new way to assess students in the art room, implement...

Aug 12, 2013

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A Colorful Way to Get to Know Your S...

A Colorful Way to Get to Know Your Students

Editor’s Note: Welcome to AOE’s official Back-to-School Week! Each...

Jul 25, 2013

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Cut Paper Circus: Free Lesson Plan D...

Cut Paper Circus: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: PreK-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape Art Skills:...

Jul 16, 2013

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Developing Empathy in the Art Room

Developing Empathy in the Art Room

The 2012-2013 school year was littered with unfortunate events.  Incidents...

Jul 11, 2013

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Let’s Debate: Assessment Ancho...

Let’s Debate: Assessment Anchors

In a recent Assessment in Art Education class, we had a wonderful debate...

Jul 8, 2013

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A New Twist on Arts Integration

A New Twist on Arts Integration

Collaborating with other teachers and bringing core curriculum into the art...

Jun 26, 2013

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Budget Friendly Fiber Arts for Your ...

Budget Friendly Fiber Arts for Your Classroom

I enjoy fiber arts personally.  My grandmother taught me how to knit and...

Jun 17, 2013

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3 Keys to Building Lasting Relations...

3 Keys to Building Lasting Relationships with Teaching Associates

If you work with special education students, you have probably experienced a...

May 31, 2013

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Watercolor Flower Bouquets: Free Les...

Watercolor Flower Bouquets: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: PreK-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape,...

May 29, 2013

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Will You Flip for “Flipped Tea...

Will You Flip for “Flipped Teaching?”

Flipped Teaching (also known as reverse instruction or the inverted...

May 24, 2013

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Using Chalk to Create Vibrant Wax Re...

Using Chalk to Create Vibrant Wax Resist Paintings

I love to teach and use wax-resist painting in the art room.  From crayons to...

May 14, 2013

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5 End-of-the-Year Rituals Revealed

5 End-of-the-Year Rituals Revealed

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is here, students are bouncing...

May 10, 2013

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A Creative Way for Students to Leave...

A Creative Way for Students to Leave Their Mark!

As an elementary art teacher, I find Spring to be bittersweet.  I am ready to...

Apr 10, 2013

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How to Handle a Teaching Observation...

How to Handle a Teaching Observation that Goes Terribly Wrong

I have had two teaching observations that have taken a turn for the worst...

Apr 5, 2013

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Pastel Landscape: Free Lesson Plan D...

Pastel Landscape: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: PreK-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Space Art...

Apr 4, 2013

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5 Ways to Support Autism Awareness M...

5 Ways to Support Autism Awareness Month in April

The Center for Disease Control now reports that 1 in 88 children will be...

Mar 27, 2013

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What is Your Parent-Teacher Conferen...

What is Your Parent-Teacher Conference Style?

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is just around the corner.  We...

Mar 20, 2013

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8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Ro...

8 Ways to Collect Data in the Art Room

Data!  Data!  Data!  That word is everywhere these days!  Administrators...

Mar 15, 2013

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5 “Must See” Websites fo...

5 “Must See” Websites for the Art Room

Technology integration is definitely a buzz word right now as it should be...

Mar 4, 2013

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Keep the Cookie Cutters in the Kitch...

Keep the Cookie Cutters in the Kitchen!

I recently had an “adult art experience.”  A girlfriend and I...