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...

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 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 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...

Sep 3, 2013

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My PLC Just Formed… Now What?

My PLC Just Formed… Now What?

“PLC” (Personal Learning Community) has become a popular...

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 15, 2013

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Survey Says…Student Inventorie...

Survey Says…Student Inventories Are a Hit!

Does getting to know your students at the beginning of the year feel...

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 24, 2013

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Using Natural Materials to Create an...

Using Natural Materials to Create an Elf House

Have you ever stumbled upon a piece of art that just made you smile? It...

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...

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 19, 2013

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Student Friendly Field Trip Follow-U...

Student Friendly Field Trip Follow-Ups

I am taking each and every one of my 315 students to the Des Moines Art Center...

Mar 12, 2013

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Trade in Your Art Club for Saturday ...

Trade in Your Art Club for Saturday School!

What do you typically do on a Saturday morning? If you are like me, it usually...

Dec 12, 2012

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The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

Whenever the holidays roll around, I always have parents ask me, “What are...

Dec 11, 2012

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Give Your Students a Winter Break Ar...

Give Your Students a Winter Break Art Challenge!

I distinctly remember my Elementary art teacher giving us a winter break art...

Nov 21, 2012

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The Benefits of Hosting a Visiting A...

The Benefits of Hosting a Visiting Artist

As art teachers, we love the arts, and see the big picture of what our...

Sep 20, 2012

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Use Flickr to Create Digital Portfol...

Use Flickr to Create Digital Portfolios in Minutes

Art teachers are always looking for ways for students to share their...

Sep 11, 2012

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The Top 10 Things Subs REALLY Want!

The Top 10 Things Subs REALLY Want!

I spent a year as a substitute teacher.  I accepted any job K-12 and any...

Sep 7, 2012

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Partnering with Local Businesses to ...

Partnering with Local Businesses to Display Student Artwork

One great way to showcase your students’ art work is to partner with local...

Mar 21, 2012

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Everyone’s Art Time Should be ...

Everyone’s Art Time Should be Cut

That’s right, I said it, your Art Class time should be cut!   This...