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Some of My Favorite Art Books for Reading Aloud

Read Aloud and Respond with Art!

March 5th, 2014 is World Read Aloud Day! Every year, on the first Wednes­day in March, Lit­world (a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing lit­er­acy around the globe) mobi­lizes chil­dren and adults every­where to advo­cate for lit­er­acy as a basic human right belong­ing to all peo­ple. Read­ing aloud is a nat­ural way to cel­e­brate the writ­ten word […]

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Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

The results are in and I’m hon­ored to be a final­ist in the Art of Education’s Art Ed Blog of the Year! Check out the top 20 Art Ed blogs for lots of great con­tent and inspi­ra­tion. And be sure to fol­low the Art of Edu­ca­tion for daily arti­cles and rel­e­vant pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment just for […]

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Art Ed Blog of the Year Award

Vote for Teach Kids Art!

Vot­ing is open for the 2013 Art Ed Blog of the Year .…and I would love your vote! I’m hon­ored to be one of 20 Art Ed blogs that have been nom­i­nated for this annual con­test by the Art of Edu­ca­tion. Vot­ing is open through Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 7th, so check out these 20 inspir­ing Art Ed blogs and take a […]

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The Art of Education's Winter 2014 Online Art Ed Conference

Online Art Ed Conference

On Jan­u­ary 25th, 2014, over a thou­sand Art teach­ers will join together online for The Art of Education’s Win­ter 2014 Online Art Ed Con­fer­ence.  If you’re not already one of them, why not sign up right now? It’s quick and easy to reg­is­ter. This is the only online con­fer­ence just for Art teach­ers, with no […]

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Teachers On Pinterest

Teachers On Pinterest

Pin­ter­est has become the go-to source for inspi­ra­tion for teach­ers. I could get lost for hours in this sea of cre­ative ideas! In an effort to engage with the teach­ing com­mu­nity in an even big­ger way, the folks at Pin­ter­est have cre­ated a new col­lec­tion of boards just for teach­ers, called Teach­ers On Pin­ter­est. Here you’ll find […]

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102 year old woman painting!

Volunteering as an Art Educator

Oppor­tu­ni­ties abound for vol­un­teer­ing as an Art Edu­ca­tor! If you’ve got a lit­tle extra free time this sum­mer, why not take advan­tage of this chance to share your exper­tise with oth­ers in your com­mu­nity? This sum­mer, I’m teach­ing Art classes for the elderly res­i­dents at a local retire­ment home.… a com­pletely new expe­ri­ence for me! […]

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AOE Online Art Ed Conference

National Online Conference for Art Teachers

The first ever online con­fer­ence for Art edu­ca­tors is com­ing soon! Jes­sica Balsey and her team at AOE (Art of Edu­ca­tion) have put together an excit­ing line up of high qual­ity pre­sen­ta­tions for this spe­cial event on Mon­day, June 25th — just for Art teach­ers. Each pre­sen­ta­tion will be short (about 10 min­utes, like a TED […]

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