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I'm teaching elementary art for the 2nd year at a school. I don't really feel welcomed.
I thought this year would be better ,but it's getting worse..

Friday, before I left for work, I was… more

What can you do in 35 minutes with 30 kids? Classes are filling up. Am I going to be able to do anything after time is sucked dry with passing out/picking up supplies and then the cleaning?

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Anyone here have experience with schedules on a 20 day rotation? It’s my second year at a new very large elementary school.

Each week’s schedule is different for 4 weeks (20days) and then it starts all over again… more

How to you all give meaningful feedback and not just grades. I think I need to step up my game but the suggestions I've gotten don't work with my style.

Looking for an art fundraiser company that has an efficient online ordering system. I just finished with OW and was disappointed with their online platform… ver antiquated.

Anyone have some great organization hacks to share?

Split classes take away joy! We have 6-7 classes at each grade level and they split 1-2 into the remaining 5 so we can have a 5 day schedule. Big classes plus the classroom culture homeroom teachers w… more

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Looking for instructional strategies and other tips to help the transition flow smoothly as possible with the range of grade levels that come through the class daily. Any advice would be greatly ap… more

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I cheated... we aren’t supposed to do real art in the morning. We watch an art video and discuss in the morning, then in the afternoon we post an instructional video and the kids do a small project … more

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I've been struggling with a small group that cannot seem to follow directions. Eg. For a lesson where students drew anything, but needed to repeat it at least 5 times to create a pattern one drew… more

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After 18 years, I lost my art room to a classroom this year in order to spread out kids due to Covit19. They said we can’t hand out papers.. kinda thinking art is remote for all. I will do lessons on… more

I love teaching art but am having to teach remotely to 1150 kids, k - 5. Have about 54 amazing elementary art teachers in my district that share SO much! I could retire (34 yrs), but just don’t want … more

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About to start clay projects and my experience is mainly at the middle school level. Any advice for teaching clay to elementary students to keep from loosing my mind?

How do you face the challenges if organization, with so many students?

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