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How to Write a Great Essential Question - The Art of Education University
It’s time for a Pop quiz! Which of these is an essential question for the art room? A. How do the arts reflect values in a culture? B. What common symbols are found in the work of the Lascaux cave painters? If you answered A, you are right! The question is provocative, open-ended, and challenging […]
Classroom Organization 2
Each class in that comes to art has their own shelf, it's where I store all the individual art folders with all the artwork inside. We have a high ELL population here and my students are little (Kinder-Grade 2), so I decided to add teacher photos this year to help kids figure out where their work belongs. I will tape a small class list up there as well in case I have a child who forgot to add the class code to the back, I can quickly refer to the list. Also, I frequently get asked to remind…
Inspiring Art Rooms - Walls Can Teach - The Arty Teacher
Is it just me, or do you love looking at other peoples inspiring art rooms? I'm interested to see how they have made a space ripe for creativity.
Make writing rubrics easy with editable templates! The fun smiley face icons and illustrated criteria are perfect for elementary projects in most subject areas, but especially art lessons. Does writing rubrics make you just a little crazy? Do your students groan when they have to fill out a rubric? My answers were y
5 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Management Issues Later - The Art of Education University
We always have great intentions at the beginning of the year to communicate our routines and expectations for art class. However, with so many classes and so many different routines (pencil sharpening, passing out work, painting clean-up, etc.), it’s easy to be inconsistent with rules or expectations or forget to teach specific routines. These inconsistencies can lead […]
Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia: Three Approaches for Music Learning — Reggio-Inspired Music Learning
Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia are well known as popular preschool approaches, but what is not well known, is that each of these approaches has a defined music pedagogy.
Opening a New Art Room: An Art Teacher's Cheat Sheet - The Art of Education University
Allison Krook is a K-5 art teacher in a large, growing school district in the Midwest. Because of the rapid growth, the district is opening up new schools left and right. This is exciting but also challenging. As a 4th-year art teacher, Allison was thrust into the wonderful and overwhelming task of starting an art room from […]
THE NEW JME ART ROOM!
Our room needs student work displayed, but that will take some time since school just started. Here are some before and after pictures (a la "Extreme Makeover" style): (click on any picture to see it larger) BEFORE: AFTER: BEFORE AFTER: A close-up of the "Art Library" BEFORE: AFTER: BEFORE: AFTER: BEFORE: AFTER: The closets before: THE CLOSETS AFTER: Some other parts of the room.... This is the brown closet to the left of the classroom door... it's been covered with a zebra-print curtain to…
An Organized Art Room is a Happy Art Room — ArtSmudge
It’s not easy preparing supplies for 150 students of varying ages on a daily bases. Both the challenge and the answer are in the prep work. Like a chef, I like to have everything cut, measured and timed prior to cooking my meaty project. But with so many chefs in the kitchen figuring out the right p