Jan 7, 2014

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Dip Your Toes Into Choice-Based Lear...

Dip Your Toes Into Choice-Based Learning

  Art teachers run their classrooms on a spectrum from total control to...

Dec 27, 2013

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Free Lesson Plan Download: Abstract ...

Free Lesson Plan Download: Abstract Tech

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape,...

Dec 13, 2013

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Book Review: Including Difference

Book Review: Including Difference

  As classes become more and more integrated with students of all types...

Nov 25, 2013

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5 Meaningful Ways to Teach Gratitude...

5 Meaningful Ways to Teach Gratitude in the Art Room

Move over, hand turkey! The art room can be a place to enjoy and recognize...

Nov 20, 2013

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Funky Chickens: Free Lesson Plan Dow...

Funky Chickens: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape, Color Art...

Nov 14, 2013

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Four Unconventional Printmaking Meth...

Four Unconventional Printmaking Methods You Must Try!

Printmaking is such an accessible art technique. You don’t need a lot of...

Nov 8, 2013

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Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teach...

Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teacher

I was talking with two awesome art teachers at the Art Educators of Iowa...

Oct 28, 2013

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Crayola Color Cycle: Green, Easy, Fr...

Crayola Color Cycle: Green, Easy, Free!

We can melt down crayons, recycle scraps into collages, and reconstitute...

Oct 25, 2013

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3 Great Graphic Organizers for the A...

3 Great Graphic Organizers for the Art Room

The visual arts are such a broad and encompassing discipline that even...

Oct 18, 2013

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20 Quick Formative Assessments You C...

20 Quick Formative Assessments You Can Use TODAY

We are always looking for a better glimpse inside our students brains. While...

Oct 10, 2013

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Use Your Voice: Review the New Natio...

Use Your Voice: Review the New National Standards

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), a group of national...

Oct 1, 2013

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Making Conversation a Cornerstone in...

Making Conversation a Cornerstone in the Art Classroom

I know that getting kids to talk to each other about their art and the...

Sep 19, 2013

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Become the Best Mentor Ever with The...

Become the Best Mentor Ever with These 3 Tips

As schools recognize the need to support their new teachers, many of us...

Sep 10, 2013

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Four Fab Artsonia Features You May N...

Four Fab Artsonia Features You May Not Know About

It’s not every day you get a personal tour around the Artsonia website from...

Sep 4, 2013

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What “Old School” Materi...

What “Old School” Materials Can’t You Live Without?

The school I have taught in for the last six years underwent a total remodel...

Aug 26, 2013

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3 Ways to Make Your Room a Must-Stop...

3 Ways to Make Your Room a Must-Stop on Parent Night

Parent Night is probably right around the corner for many of you as we get...

Aug 21, 2013

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3 Keys to Creating a Successful, Pos...

3 Keys to Creating a Successful, Positive Behavior System

Hand stamps? Class charts? Treasure boxes? Over the years, I’ve gone back...

Aug 13, 2013

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Create Art on Day One With This Fool...

Create Art on Day One With This Fool-Proof Lesson

I used to agonize over the first day of school: Who wants to hear a thousand...

Aug 9, 2013

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Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Part...

Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Party!

Editor’s Note: Today writer Sarah shares a fun ice breaker that can be done...

Jul 30, 2013

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A Must-See Research Database for Art...

A Must-See Research Database for Art Educators

Are you working towards an advanced degree? Perhaps you’re looking for...

Jul 19, 2013

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From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Wa...

From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Way We Talk About the Arts

After some in-depth study of arts leadership at the Turnaround Arts Leadership...

Jul 10, 2013

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How Many Art Teachers Does it Take T...

How Many Art Teachers Does it Take To…

During an arts leadership conference in June, I attended session with Sandra...

Jul 3, 2013

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How Will You Spend Your Time This Su...

How Will You Spend Your Time This Summer?

Your big art show is in the bag, you’ve wrapped up the last lessons of...

Jul 1, 2013

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Free Download: Arts Advocacy Images ...

Free Download: Arts Advocacy Images for Your Classroom

Here is a little treat from me to you: some images advocating for the...