The beginning of the second half of school (January to May/June) is a wonderful time of year to review and revamp your classroom rules and procedures. All teachers struggle with behavior management from time to time; managing humans is a tough job. One of my favorite (and tried-and-true) methods of behavior management is a behavior… Continue reading Behavior Management – Student and Teacher Reflection
Do you have trouble keeping Art materials in the in the Art classroom? Maintaining Art room resources is one of the biggest concerns for any Art teacher. Often, we are seen as a supply closet of sorts and colleagues forget that in lieu of textbooks, we have materials. When the materials run out, our class… Continue reading Classroom Management: Keeping Art Materials in the Art Classroom or Preventing Student Theft
After the past four years of teaching in a zero-accountability atmosphere, you can imagine this year has been a bit of a head-spin for me. Everyday, I feel like I am struggling to catch my breath. This past week was the first one wherein I felt, "Okay. I got this." And, let me tell you,… Continue reading Visual Art Standards Matrix
Last week, an interesting discussion began over on The Art of Education about behavior management. Essentially, Jessica points out how difficult it is to keep track of award boards and incentive programs for students in th art room. She also points out how it can be frustrating to devise incentive programs when being in art… Continue reading Behavior Bingo!
lean your head waaaayyyy back from the screen to get the full effect! 🙂 Thanks for viewing the video of my new classroom; I'm super excited about it! Some of you really appreciated my ginormous Magadelene image (by Da Vinci) blown up to epic proportions on one of the cabinets in my classroom. I've been… Continue reading Rasterizing Images to Make a Giant (and cheap) Poster
A few weeks, I posted a video that demonstrated my excitement at seeing my art room for the first time. Below, you can see the art room all decorated! The kiddos return to school Monday, and I'm super excited! I'm NOT super-excited about wearing uniform on Monday, though. Fortunately, it is just for the one… Continue reading My Decorated Art Room!
I have had such grand plans of getting over to my new school and getting my new classroom set up. But, my summer has been busy (camp, conference planning, 2 other jobs). As a new teacher to the district, I have 2 weeks of pre-planning that begin on August 2nd. And, if my six years… Continue reading Art Classroom Decor