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Forming an Art Club

Some of your students may be more passionate about art than others. You know…the ones who show up while you’re still setting up and the ones you have to scoot out the door 10 minutes after the bell rings? An after-school art club is the perfect place for these passionate student artists to try […]

Planning Your Summer Vacation

Summer’s almost here and that means fun in the sun and free time on your hands! Kids aren’t the only ones who get excited about the idea of long summer days and nothing in particular to do. Working with kids is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have but it can […]

Tried & True Tips – January 2016

A new year has begun and I am confident that you all had a restful and or fun-filled winter break. It is back to school now and time to get busy with art business. This month we focus on art history, art appreciation, and multicultural art. As 21st-century learners, our students need to learn […]

10 Ways to Revive Tired Lesson Plans

If you’ve got a great lesson plan in need of a modern makeover, check out our tips below for breathing new life into old lesson plans. 1. Check the latest curriculum requirements and national and state standards to see if your favorite lesson still makes the cut. 2. Can you tie your lesson plan […]

Teacher Tools to Defeat Summer Learning Loss

The summer learning loss is real. Research shows that it can cause students to forget 22 percent or more of what they learned over the school year, making a teacher spend a month of review at the beginning of the next year just to get students caught back up. This might seem like the territory of […]

5 Unconventional Tasks Volunteers Can Do

Many schools simply cannot operate without the help of volunteers. The traditional volunteer tasks, like the PTO or chaperoning field trips, are valuable. But there are plenty of other tasks that a volunteer might be able to accomplish that you wouldn’t normally think about. IT support These days, many people have advanced technical skills. […]

Preparing for a Great School Year

While kids and parents are relaxing through the last days of summer, teachers are back to work, preparing their classrooms, lesson plans, and trying to make everything ready for the start of the school year. For new teachers and experienced alike, this is a stressful time but there are four easy steps to ensuring […]

Inspirational Tools to Beat the Winter Blahs

Winter months are a hard time to stay focused and inspired. With days being shorter it is easy to see where the winter doldrums comes from. It doesn’t help that summer vacation is approaching and everyone is looking forward to days playing the sun. But there are ways to become inspired and get into […]

A Harrowing Pumpkin Tale

This time of year is a sensory dream for teachers and therapists, but possibly a sensory nightmare for some of our students. Years ago in a pre-school setting, the teacher, the speech therapist and I (the OT) collaborated weekly on the classroom themes and objectives.  Of course, after a trip to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving was next […]