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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 1w ago

I love listening to podcasts and over the past few years, mentions of the Enneagram personality test has popped up over and over again. Last Fall, I decided to explore it further and happened upon a podcast interviewing Ian Cron. I was intrigued. The podcast shared how valuable knowing your team’s personality profile and how... View Article

The post How the Enneagram Broke Me Wide Open: AME 130 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 2w ago

The field of art education is often overlooked as a viable career in most school counseling offices. Many college students aren’t even aware that the profession exists. Today’s guest, Kelsi Quicksall declared Communications as her major until a quiet suggestion from a loved one opened up a world of possibilities. Now into her second year... View Article

The post How to Rock Your First Year Teaching Art: AME 129 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Do you have a mantra? Something you say out loud before every class? I sort of did. My mantra of every child is somebody’s baby was something I thought about before the students poked their heads inside the art room. But it never occurred to me to pick something to say loud and proud. Enter... View Article

The post How to Use Mantras to Create Connection & Consistency with Your Students: AME 128 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 1M ago

One of the small details that often gets overlooked in the art room is whether or not to cover your art tables during art class. You might be wondering: What type of placemats work best? Should the whole table be covered in paper? Fabric?  It took me a few years to figure out this placemat... View Article

The post Budget Friendly Ways to Cover Art Tables: AME 127 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Are your students coming to class attentive, respectful and ready to learn? Or do you spend most of your time battling challenging students? No one wants to admit that there are days – maybe weeks – when the students wear you down so badly that you sink to a low point of frustration. I know... View Article

The post 4 Lessons I Learned About Classroom Management from Years of Subbing: AME 126 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 1M ago

Do you ever wonder what it takes to become teacher of the year? According to today’s guest, Barbara Hua, it wasn’t about having amazing art skills or years of experience — she had little of both. Instead it was something she didn’t realize was noticed —  and her answer may surprise you. Barbara Hua, an... View Article

The post What it Takes to Become Teacher of the Year: AME 125 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 1M ago

I’m diving deep into how to cultivate your creativity with daily practice and awareness by following the exercise in Twyla Tharp’s book The Creative Habit…our first book in the DSS book club! This book isn’t what you think it is. It’s not a quick checklist of creative activities to do so you feel like you... View Article

The post The Creative Habit: Our First Book Club Pick! appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 1M ago

How would you describe the vibe in your art room? What do you focus on? Art? Classroom management? Colorful decor? Today’s guest, Rona Wilcox from New Zealand, claims that her focus is community. And she maintains that the strong community she has created is why she has a waitlist for her after school art classes.... View Article

The post Creating a Community Connection in your Art Class: AME 123 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Art Made Easy by Patty Palmer: Art Teacher And Exper.. - 2M ago

Have you ever wanted to start an after school program? Today’s guest, Pamela Saunders from Washington, D.C. was motivated to teach art when her children entered elementary school. Like many school districts, art was not offered, so Pamela took it upon herself to begin an after-school art program. Pamela shares how she began her after-school... View Article

The post Tips on Running an After-School Program: AME 122 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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Have you ever considered what it must feel like to be overweight? Most of us can understand how it feels to be 20 pounds over-weight and even underweight, but weight on a grander scale – like 100 lbs. might be more challenging to understand. Today’s guest, fellow art teacher and friend Cindy Ingram, bravely opens... View Article

The post How One Art Teacher Overcame Debilitating Challenges to Achieve Her Dream: AME 121 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

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