Behavior Management – Student and Teacher Reflection

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

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Classroom Management: Keeping Art Materials in the Art Classroom or Preventing Student Theft

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

Visual Art Standards Matrix

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

Rasterizing Images to Make a Giant (and cheap) Poster

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