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7 Beginning of the Year Art Activities
Getting back into the groove of the school year has its challenges. For me, filling those first few days was always the hardest. With all of t...
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Cyber Monday Sale: Teachers Pay Teachers
It’s that time of year where you can hit the easy button and get no prep lessons at a discount. The Cyber Monday sale is in full swing o...
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Bookbinding & Sketchbooks in the Art Classroom
SKETCHBOOK OVERVIEW In twelve years teaching I have had every single class make their own sketchbook. This not only teaches them about bookbin...
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7 Art Teacher Tips for Back to School
Never has back to school arrived so quickly. Thanks to the pandemic, after a summer that essentially lasted from April to August last year, Ma...
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Back to School TPT Sale 2021
TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS BACK TO SCHOOL SALE Another school year, another summer, and we are back again to back to school. I had a wonderful, rel...
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Dear First-Year Teacher in a Pandemic
I remember going through college as an art education major and relentlessly hearing how challenging it is for a first-year teacher. After a wh...
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The Halfway Restart, Art Teacher Style
The day before school started, spring 2021, I laid in bed and felt something I had not felt in the last nine years. Dread. Dread is a mental s...
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Teaching Tips for Hybrid and Virtual
THREE WEEKS IN HYBRID I have to start this post with a disclaimer: my first two and a half weeks of school has been a lot of putting out fires...
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BACK TO SCHOOL, PANDEMIC, HYBRID & DISTANCE LEARNING STYLE
Back to school this year is like no other year. I have opted for smiling and nodding with every plan proposal, knowing that nothing is definit...
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Visual Journal Page 55: Bedtime Bear
When I realized what visual journal page I was blogging about today I was equal parts heart warmed and melancholy. This visual journal page is...
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Portrait Colored Pencil + The Memory Project
I have spent much of my life creating art. Growing up with an art teacher mom greatly widened my creative boundaries. She always had art suppl...
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Visual Journal Page 53: Full Heart, Heartbroken
THE STORY This visual journal page was created back in 2012 I was at a school I knew was a short term situation. After a single year I felt to...
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