Classroom Management – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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, […] ]]>
3 Tips for Keeping Colds and Flu Out of the Classroom http://www.teachkidsart.net/3-tips-for-keeping-colds-and-flu-out-of-the-classroom/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/3-tips-for-keeping-colds-and-flu-out-of-the-classroom/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:02:10 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4143

The cold and flu season has hit with a vengeance this year. Everywhere I look people are coughing, sniffling, and sneezing…. even here in California where we seem to have missed the whole ‘winter weather’ memo altogether. (It’s been in the 70’s here… sorry, east coast friends!) But an ounce of prevention may help slow the […] ]]>
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10 Mistakes Every Art Teacher Can Avoid http://www.teachkidsart.net/10-mistakes-every-art-teacher-can-avoid/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/10-mistakes-every-art-teacher-can-avoid/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:44:57 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2719

Over the years, I’ve made more than my share of mistakes…. and many of them more than once! We all make mistakes, but we can learn from each other and at least avoid some of the common ones. Here are some lessons I’ve learned the hard way! 1. Doing for your students what they can […] ]]>
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Teachers On Pinterest http://www.teachkidsart.net/teachers-on-pinterest/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/teachers-on-pinterest/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:43:43 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2152

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 […] ]]>
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“Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom” by Jim Fay and David Funk http://www.teachkidsart.net/teaching-with-love-and-logic-taking-control-of-the-classroom-by-jim-fay-and-david-funk/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/teaching-with-love-and-logic-taking-control-of-the-classroom-by-jim-fay-and-david-funk/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:22:10 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1890

If you’ve ever felt stressed by classroom management, you need this book… Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom by Jim Fay and David Funk. It may sound corny to say that this book could change your life, but it very well might! When I first started out as a new teacher, I felt […] ]]>
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“Class Cards” for Class Management http://www.teachkidsart.net/class-cards-for-class-management/ Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:21:50 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1305

Using “Class Cards” as a management tool is an idea I picked up from class management guru, Rick Morris.  (If you’re not already familiar with Rick’s many teaching tools and techniques, be sure to visit his website, www.newmanagement.com for a gold mine of ideas!)  While this isn’t a tool specific to art educators, I’ve found […] ]]>
Stay on Schedule with the Time Timer http://www.teachkidsart.net/stay-on-schedule-with-the-time-timer/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/stay-on-schedule-with-the-time-timer/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:33:20 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1249

My students and I LOVE our new Time Timer!  I first learned about the Time Timer on the Art of Education site.  The Time Timer is a fabulous time management tool for any classroom.  It comes in three sizes: 3″, 8″ and 12″.  I purchased the 8″ size from Amazon.com for about $20, and it’s […] ]]>
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“Mona! Lisa!” Attention Signal http://www.teachkidsart.net/mona-lisa-attention-signal/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/mona-lisa-attention-signal/#comments Sun, 02 Sep 2012 07:28:49 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1227

I’m excited to share the best classroom management technique I’ve tried in years…. the “Mona! Lisa!” attention signal.  I used this new technique in all my K-8 classes this week, and it was even more successful than I had hoped for! Kudos go to Tricia Fuglestad of Dryden Art Fugleblog for sharing this fantastic idea, […] ]]>
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Rules to Live By – Both In and Out of the Art Room http://www.teachkidsart.net/rules-to-live-by-both-in-and-out-of-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/rules-to-live-by-both-in-and-out-of-art/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 05:54:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/08/rules-to-live-by-both-in-and-out-of-the-art-room.html

I don’t have a lot of special rules for my students to remember during Art time…. their classroom teachers do a great job of “laying down the law” for expected behavior no matter where they are on campus.  But I do have three special “Art Rules” that I teach them on day one, and remind […] ]]>
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Art Rules! http://www.teachkidsart.net/beginning-of-new-school-year-is-great/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/beginning-of-new-school-year-is-great/#comments Fri, 01 Oct 2010 21:57:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/10/art-rules.html

The beginning of a new school year is a great time to review the rules we follow during Art class! In addition to the usual rules that students have in their classrooms (no hitting, raise your hand, etc.), we have three special rules we follow in the Art Room, and they each involve something you […] ]]>
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