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Art Distance Learning Ideas

The year 2020 will be one of those years we never forget. It has completely turned public education on it’s head leaving students, parents and teachers feeling overwhelmed and anxious. This post includes links to FREE full length video tutorials that I have either used, or plan to use, for distance learning. They can be done at home just for fun, in a distance learning … Continue reading Art Distance Learning Ideas

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Everything You Need to Know About Firing a Kiln

Firing a kiln can be an exciting and terrifying experience. The vision of fire truck sirens and billowy smoke is enough to keep you awake at night. Will I burn down the school? Will one hundred student artworks explode into smithereens? Why did they not teach me how to do this in my college ceramics class!? This post is a compilation of my advice and … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Firing a Kiln

5 ways to improve your classroom management overnight.

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Management Overnight

I was so scared I was going to be a bad teacher. I have loved art since I was a kid. I grew up in a creative household that put art, music and creative expression before anything else. We painted and drew around the kitchen table daily, made homemade movies on the weekends and I got my first ukulele when I was a toddler. Art … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Management Overnight

Teachers: 4 Things to Remember When You Feel Burned Out

TEACHERS: 4 Things To Remember When You Feel Burned Out

It’s the time of year when teaching is so hard. Endless days of inside recess, testing season looming and no break in sight. Student behavior is getting intense and patience is wearing thin. I’m going to say it again: Teaching is SO hard. We all have horror stories. Things that happened at school that made you go home and polish your resume. Being told to … Continue reading TEACHERS: 4 Things To Remember When You Feel Burned Out

Nine inspiring artist to make your teaching more diverse. My top list of artists ranging from sculpture, photography, illustration and landscape painting. Help your students see a broader perspective in your art classes.

9 Inspiring Artists to Make Your Teaching More Diverse

The history of art is as diverse as humankind. We have been creating art across centuries to connect between language, class, culture, color and gender and all aspects of the human experience. When I first started teaching I was very overwhelmed with the feeling of responsibility. I had over a hundred faces looking up to me (literally) that looked very different from mine and had … Continue reading 9 Inspiring Artists to Make Your Teaching More Diverse