To loan a pencil or not to loan a pencil? That is the question

When I was in my first years of teaching my now husband and I had an occasion to visit Ikea. In the store was a desk with golf pencils and paper so customers could take notes of product items they wanted to buy. All I could see was FREE pencils. I shamelessly filled up my […]

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Back-to-school art teacher hacks

You have one shot to get the right planner for the year. Art teachers like Planbook, a web-based lesson planning system that encourages students, administrators, and other teachers to interact with a teacher’s plans. Try it free for thirty days. Erin Condren Planbooks are also highly thought of. This planbook, similar to the Eric Condren […]

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Art Teacher Organizational Hacks for the New Year!

1. When you need a smile  Have a file in your desk where you keep all those positive notes you receive. The thank-you notes from students, parents, administrators, or whomever. The notes which touched you when you received them and even now remind you that your work is valuable. Every day, in big and small […]

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More Art Teacher Hacks

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases 1. Clever Art Awards! High school art teacher April Eason recycles old trophies for my Art awards each year. 2. Ruler Skills Hack Middle school art teacher Jackie Dehring is on a quest to teach ruler skills! Don’t we all know how necessary that is! Dehring […]

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Practical Matters: Paint Distribution

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases When I was a new teacher I enrolled in a master’s program shortly after I began teaching. Towards the end, I had to pick out a topic for a thesis. The topics were things I perceived as esoteric. Here I was during the day struggling with […]

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Art Room Hacks!

Plastic cupcake containers come with lids that can help with distribution and storage of painting supplies. Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap can be a helpful product  in many ways around the art room. Put it over a palette to keep paint wet until the next day. Got a messy station? Put Glad Press’n Seal down […]

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