3 Tips to Navigate Sharing a Room With Another Teacher

Have you ever found yourself sharing your art room with another teacher? Maybe you found out ahead of time, or perhaps you learned just days before the first day of school. Sharing a room with a colleague, whether a fellow art teacher or from another subject, can create excitement, nervousness, or any combination of feelings. … Read more

16 Things I Wish I Knew About Teaching as a New Art Teacher

Congratulations! You are officially a licensed art teacher! Student teaching may have been challenging, smooth sailing, or somewhere in the middle. Either way, schooling and limited experience can only take you so far. As a veteran teacher working with new teachers and supporting student teachers, there is so much I wish I had known my … Read more

Top 10 Inspiring Art Teacher Instagram Accounts to Follow

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram, realizing your feed is full of amazing art teachers? Social media plays an essential role in our digital age. While the comparison game can be a tempting trap, social media can also be a wonderful way to source exciting, new ideas. Gain art lessons, classroom organization tips, … Read more

10 Supportive Ways for the Art Teacher to Cope With Burnout

How many of you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders because of the past couple of school years? From the pandemic to school shootings to scrambling to keep schools running amidst the teacher shortage, it’s no wonder that educators feel burned out and demoralized. If you have questioned whether you should … Read more

Celebrating Valuable Art Teacher Wins After Another Challenging Year

It has been another challenging year during a global pandemic. Art educators have faced evaluation changes, health and safety protocol whiplash, and difficult interactions with parents and students. Some teachers have resigned mid-year or are questioning returning to a profession they dreamed of since they were kids themselves. This is a lot. It is all … Read more

10 Ways for the Art Teacher to Get Involved With Field Day

As summer approaches, so does that annual day of enthusiasm, sweat, and sunscreen—elementary field day. Students live for this moment. Shouldn’t we live for it too? Instead of waiting to be assigned a station by your PE teacher buddy or a well-meaning parent volunteer, take your field day destiny into your own hands. Of course, … Read more