Nov 27, 2013

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Simplify Your Life: Do a Task a Day!

Simplify Your Life: Do a Task a Day!

As teachers, our to-do lists never seem to shrink. We have a jam packed...

Nov 15, 2013

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A Simple and Streamlined Printmaking...

A Simple and Streamlined Printmaking Shortcut

When purchasing printing blocks, it is possible to order sheets as big as...

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...

Sep 30, 2013

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ArtKive: Clutter Free Art Storage fo...

ArtKive: Clutter Free Art Storage for Families

ArtKive, by The Kive Company, is an app for Apple and Android products that...

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...

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...

May 28, 2013

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Brighten Up with Liquid Watercolors

Brighten Up with Liquid Watercolors

You might be thinking that between acrylics, tempera, tempera cakes, and...

May 16, 2013

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My Favorite Economical Glaze: Amoco ...

My Favorite Economical Glaze: Amoco Teacher’s Palette

If you flip through your Sax or Dick Blick catalog, you will find over 12...

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 9, 2013

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How Do You Use Recycled Magazines in...

How Do You Use Recycled Magazines in the Art Room?

I inherited an abundance of old magazines when I started teaching middle...

May 6, 2013

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3 Easy-to-Prep Activities for the En...

3 Easy-to-Prep Activities for the End of the Year

We all know to expect the unexpected at the end of the school year. Between...

May 4, 2013

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Download Your AOE Wallpaper

Download Your AOE Wallpaper

Hey – funny question. What do you have set as the desktop wallpaper of...

May 2, 2013

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The Joys and Challenges of Student G...

The Joys and Challenges of Student Gifts

Organizing the flood of special gifts and homemade artwork that constantly...

Apr 11, 2013

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Walk Throughs and Pop-Ins: Dealing W...

Walk Throughs and Pop-Ins: Dealing With Impromptu Visits by Administration

Imagine you’re in the middle of teaching your students how to choose the...

Mar 18, 2013

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Lunch Ideas for Busy Teachers…...

Lunch Ideas for Busy Teachers… and a Lunch Pop Quiz!

If you’ve ever walked into an establishment around the lunch hour...

Feb 28, 2013

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Cut Your Losses: When Art Projects F...

Cut Your Losses: When Art Projects Flop

We’ve all been there with our own personal projects a time or two: that...

Feb 18, 2013

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New “Print It” Button on...

New “Print It” Button on AOE Articles

Have you ever tried to print our articles from the web and gotten something...

Feb 18, 2013

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Ar...

5 Tips for Staying Healthy in the Art Room this Winter

I don’t know about your state, but here in Wisconsin, flu season is in full...

Feb 14, 2013

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What’s Your Number? Labeling Student...

What’s Your Number? Labeling Student Art Supplies

For many secondary art teachers, we have two “first days of school”, one...

Jan 31, 2013

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Glue Stick or Glue Bottle? That is ...

Glue Stick or Glue Bottle?  That is the Question.

Glue is an issue in every art classroom.  We are forever teaching our...

Jan 11, 2013

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Timesaving Trick: Making Time for We...

Timesaving Trick: Making Time for Weekly Lesson Planning

How often do you sit down at your desk and make a date with your lesson plan...

Jan 9, 2013

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3 Easy Ways to Corral Art Room Clutt...

3 Easy Ways to Corral Art Room Clutter

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Sarah, the newest member of the AOE...

Dec 13, 2012

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Why You Should NOT Work in Your Clas...

Why You Should NOT Work in Your Classroom Over Winter Break.

I have always refused to work in my classroom over Winter Break.  Now, that...

Nov 7, 2012

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How to Get Great Parent Volunteers a...

How to Get Great Parent Volunteers and Keep them Coming Back!

The first time I had a parent volunteer to work in my art room I nearly fell...