More – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 My Bullet Journal FAIL http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-bullet-journal-fail/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-bullet-journal-fail/#respond Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:56:35 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5296

Have you ever been so convinced that something would be a game changer for you, only to fail miserably with it?? This was how I felt when I set up my first “BuJo”, a.k.a. Bullet Journal. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic…. my bullet journal didn’t actually end up in the recycle bin, although it came very close! […] ]]>
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Most Important Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-important-book-of-2017/ Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:30:59 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5277

When you read as many books as I do, to say that one book stands out as “most important” of the year is saying a lot. The term “most important” reflects impact of a global nature, going beyond what affects me personally to the issues that affect us all as human beings. It’s more than just […] ]]>
Most Life-Changing Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-life-changing-book-of-2017/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:55:24 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5259

There are lots of great books out there, but if you’re honest, how often do you read a book that you can truly say changed your life?? When that happens, it’s magical…. and it happened to me last April with The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I discovered this book while listening to the […] ]]>
Most Inspiring Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-inspiring-book-of-2017/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-inspiring-book-of-2017/#comments Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:50:21 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5239

My favorite books this year have not been books about teaching art to kids, or even books about ART at all. But they are relevant to teachers and parents…. and everyone, really. The three books I’ll be sharing with you are inspiring, life-changing, and important. The most inspiring book I read this year was A Little […] ]]>
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Book Review: Drawing Cartoons Letter By Letter by Christopher Hart http://www.teachkidsart.net/book-review-drawing-cartoons-letter-by-letter-by-christopher-hart/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 03:09:35 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5146

Drawing Cartoons Letter by Letter is the latest in a series of learn-to-draw books by Christopher Hart. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review, so here it is! The concept of using a letter or number as the framework for beginning a drawing is not new. In fact, I already had […] ]]>
2 NEW Tips for Using Prang Watercolor Sets in Your Classroom http://www.teachkidsart.net/2-new-tips-for-using-prang-watercolor-sets-in-your-classroom/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:40:11 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5127

For decades, the Prang OVL-8 Watercolor Set has been a staple in elementary classrooms far and wide. Their convenience, consistent quality and affordable price is hard to beat. A while back I posted 6 tips for success using these popular watercolor sets, and then even more watercolor tips here. Adding to all this, one of […] ]]>
Letter to a First Year Art Teacher – Practical Advice from the Trenches http://www.teachkidsart.net/letter-to-a-first-year-art-teacher-practical-advice-from-the-trenches/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:03:15 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5106

Dear First Year Art Teacher, Congratulations on your new job teaching Art! You are embarking on a wonderful adventure! There will be days ahead when you’ll declare to anyone who will listen that you have the BEST job in the world. There is SO much to LOVE about teaching Art! But, as with all things, […] ]]>
Scholastic Art Giveaway http://www.teachkidsart.net/scholastic-art-giveaway/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:45:31 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5101

When the editor of Scholastic Art contacted me about reviewing their magazine on my blog and hosting a giveaway, I jumped at the chance! Scholastic Art has a special place in my heart. As a high school senior, I was chosen to receive a Scholastic Art Scholarship to an art school in Boston. Even though […] ]]>
Why Sharing a Classroom Might Be Better Than You Thought…. and 5 Ways to Make it Work http://www.teachkidsart.net/why-sharing-a-classroom-might-be-better-than-you-thought-and-5-ways-to-make-it-work/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/why-sharing-a-classroom-might-be-better-than-you-thought-and-5-ways-to-make-it-work/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:39:36 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5072

Let’s face it, given the choice, we’d all prefer to have our own space. But consider this…. maybe sharing a classroom isn’t so bad after all. I used to dream of having my own classroom… complete with storage for supplies and a sink for clean up. A place I could call my own and make […] ]]>
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5 Steps to Improving Your Teaching Skills This Summer http://www.teachkidsart.net/5-steps-to-improving-your-teaching-skills-this-summer/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:30:40 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5058

When I first watched this TEDx Talk a while back, I immediately saw the implications for teachers…. and not only for Art teachers. I believe any teacher of any grade or subject will benefit from following these steps. For that matter, anyone who wants to get better at anything could apply this strategy. Maybe that’s why this […] ]]>