K-12

Everyday Art Room

Cassie Stephens

Everyday Art Room, with Cassie Stephens, is a look into the world of elementary art, offering advice, stories, and ideas to improve your teaching.

Episodes

Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information
17:53
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 17:53
Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information

How do we get kids to really retain information? How do we make sure they understand what you are presenting and teaching? It isn't always easy. In this episode, Cassie shares her 3 most effective strategies to help kids retain what they need to know. She also talks about why she loves to use call and response (5:15), tells an awkward Starbucks story (9:00), and describes how you can use your voice as a teaching tool (10:30).

 

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Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten
19:55
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 19:55
Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten

Our best teaching, and our best stories, often come from the times when kindergarteners are in the art room. But there is no doubt that those classes are a unique challenge. Listen as Cassie shares her best advice on why you need to start class with a little bit of craziness (3:30), why you shouldn't fight their energy (6:45), and ways to calm your kids if that's what they need (11:00).

 

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Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine
19:24
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 19:24
Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine

Today's episode is all about making cleanup work in your classroom. Is it really possible to make it enjoyable, easy and effective? Cassie definitely says yes, and she talks about how to use call and response to speed up cleanup (4:30), how to make your cleanup chaos free (7:00), and end class on a fun note (11:00). Cassie then dips into the mailbag to cover student teaching and closes the show with her best tips on expectations and routines for cleanup.

 

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Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101
23:16
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 23:16
Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101

Classroom management is never easy, but it is a vital part of what you do as a teacher. Without a well-run classroom, your kids will miss out on far too many opportunities in art. In this episode, Cassie addresses the most important aspects of her classroom management system. Listen as she talks about her struggles with consistency (4:30), how to bring calm to your classroom (8:45), and why she keeps her rewards and consequences as simple as possible (13:00).

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Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences
29:23
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 29:23
Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences

Following last week's episode on rules, it is time to talk about consequences. A lack of consequences can cause all kinds of issues, and it's important to not let student behavior stand in the way of what you want to teach. Listen as Cassie talks about the 4 reasons students misbehave (6:00), the right kinds of consequences (13:30), and a specific plan for delivering those consequences (17:15).

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Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need
24:47
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 24:47
Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need

Everyday Art Room is back for episode two, and Cassie tackles the topic of art room rules. Whether you just need a quick refresh on simple rules or a guide to dealing with chaotic students, this episode covers it all! Listen as she talks about what students need from you when you start the year (3:30), the only 3 rules needed in the art room (11:30), and the best way to handle disruptions and interruptions from your kids (17:00).

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Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year
21:44
2017-09-21 13:59:29 UTC 21:44
Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year

Everyday Art Room debuts with host Cassie Stephens welcoming you into the world of elementary art teaching. She tackles the topic of establishing routines, and why they are so important for a successful school year. Listen as she talks about why you need to pay attention to your own setup, situation and students (3:30), and the magic that happens when your routines are running well (13:30). Cassie opens up the mailbag for listener questions (15:45) and closes the show with some great advice for the beginning of the school year.

Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information
17:53
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 17:53
Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information

How do we get kids to really retain information? How do we make sure they understand what you are presenting and teaching? It isn't always easy. In this episode, Cassie shares her 3 most effective strategies to help kids retain what they need to know. She also talks about why she loves to use call and response (5:15), tells an awkward Starbucks story (9:00), and describes how you can use your voice as a teaching tool (10:30).

 

Resources and Links:

 

Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten
19:55
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 19:55
Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten

Our best teaching, and our best stories, often come from the times when kindergarteners are in the art room. But there is no doubt that those classes are a unique challenge. Listen as Cassie shares her best advice on why you need to start class with a little bit of craziness (3:30), why you shouldn't fight their energy (6:45), and ways to calm your kids if that's what they need (11:00).

 

Resources and Links:

Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine
19:24
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 19:24
Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine

Today's episode is all about making cleanup work in your classroom. Is it really possible to make it enjoyable, easy and effective? Cassie definitely says yes, and she talks about how to use call and response to speed up cleanup (4:30), how to make your cleanup chaos free (7:00), and end class on a fun note (11:00). Cassie then dips into the mailbag to cover student teaching and closes the show with her best tips on expectations and routines for cleanup.

 

Resources and Links:

 

Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101
23:16
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 23:16
Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101

Classroom management is never easy, but it is a vital part of what you do as a teacher. Without a well-run classroom, your kids will miss out on far too many opportunities in art. In this episode, Cassie addresses the most important aspects of her classroom management system. Listen as she talks about her struggles with consistency (4:30), how to bring calm to your classroom (8:45), and why she keeps her rewards and consequences as simple as possible (13:00).

Resources:

Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences
29:23
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 29:23
Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences

Following last week's episode on rules, it is time to talk about consequences. A lack of consequences can cause all kinds of issues, and it's important to not let student behavior stand in the way of what you want to teach. Listen as Cassie talks about the 4 reasons students misbehave (6:00), the right kinds of consequences (13:30), and a specific plan for delivering those consequences (17:15).

Resources:

 

Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need
24:47
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 24:47
Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need

Everyday Art Room is back for episode two, and Cassie tackles the topic of art room rules. Whether you just need a quick refresh on simple rules or a guide to dealing with chaotic students, this episode covers it all! Listen as she talks about what students need from you when you start the year (3:30), the only 3 rules needed in the art room (11:30), and the best way to handle disruptions and interruptions from your kids (17:00).

Resources:

Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year
21:44
2017-09-23 00:49:15 UTC 21:44
Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year

Everyday Art Room debuts with host Cassie Stephens welcoming you into the world of elementary art teaching. She tackles the topic of establishing routines, and why they are so important for a successful school year. Listen as she talks about why you need to pay attention to your own setup, situation and students (3:30), and the magic that happens when your routines are running well (13:30). Cassie opens up the mailbag for listener questions (15:45) and closes the show with some great advice for the beginning of the school year.

Ep. 008 - Art Teachers in Training: A Management Tool
15:32
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 15:32
Ep. 008 - Art Teachers in Training: A Management Tool

Cassie starts the show with some of her biggest pet peeves, but quickly turns the show around by introducing your new favorite classroom management tool--the concept of art teachers in training. She explains the responsibilities that those trainees take on (2:00), why she puts them in charge (6:00), and dishes on her best tips for hanging student work (9:15). 

Resources and Links:

Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information
17:53
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 17:53
Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information

How do we get kids to really retain information? How do we make sure they understand what you are presenting and teaching? It isn't always easy. In this episode, Cassie shares her 3 most effective strategies to help kids retain what they need to know. She also talks about why she loves to use call and response (5:15), tells an awkward Starbucks story (9:00), and describes how you can use your voice as a teaching tool (10:30).

 

Resources and Links:

 

Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten
19:55
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 19:55
Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten

Our best teaching, and our best stories, often come from the times when kindergarteners are in the art room. But there is no doubt that those classes are a unique challenge. Listen as Cassie shares her best advice on why you need to start class with a little bit of craziness (3:30), why you shouldn't fight their energy (6:45), and ways to calm your kids if that's what they need (11:00).

 

Resources and Links:

Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine
19:24
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 19:24
Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine

Today's episode is all about making cleanup work in your classroom. Is it really possible to make it enjoyable, easy and effective? Cassie definitely says yes, and she talks about how to use call and response to speed up cleanup (4:30), how to make your cleanup chaos free (7:00), and end class on a fun note (11:00). Cassie then dips into the mailbag to cover student teaching and closes the show with her best tips on expectations and routines for cleanup.

 

Resources and Links:

 

Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101
23:16
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 23:16
Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101

Classroom management is never easy, but it is a vital part of what you do as a teacher. Without a well-run classroom, your kids will miss out on far too many opportunities in art. In this episode, Cassie addresses the most important aspects of her classroom management system. Listen as she talks about her struggles with consistency (4:30), how to bring calm to your classroom (8:45), and why she keeps her rewards and consequences as simple as possible (13:00).

Resources:

Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences
29:23
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 29:23
Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences

Following last week's episode on rules, it is time to talk about consequences. A lack of consequences can cause all kinds of issues, and it's important to not let student behavior stand in the way of what you want to teach. Listen as Cassie talks about the 4 reasons students misbehave (6:00), the right kinds of consequences (13:30), and a specific plan for delivering those consequences (17:15).

Resources:

 

Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need
24:47
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 24:47
Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need

Everyday Art Room is back for episode two, and Cassie tackles the topic of art room rules. Whether you just need a quick refresh on simple rules or a guide to dealing with chaotic students, this episode covers it all! Listen as she talks about what students need from you when you start the year (3:30), the only 3 rules needed in the art room (11:30), and the best way to handle disruptions and interruptions from your kids (17:00).

Resources:

Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year
21:44
2017-10-05 04:31:36 UTC 21:44
Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year

Everyday Art Room debuts with host Cassie Stephens welcoming you into the world of elementary art teaching. She tackles the topic of establishing routines, and why they are so important for a successful school year. Listen as she talks about why you need to pay attention to your own setup, situation and students (3:30), and the magic that happens when your routines are running well (13:30). Cassie opens up the mailbag for listener questions (15:45) and closes the show with some great advice for the beginning of the school year.

Ep. 019 - How to Take the Stress Out of Teacher Evaluations
28:35
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 28:35
Ep. 019 - How to Take the Stress Out of Teacher Evaluations

Teacher evaluations can be frightening! But they don't have to be, especially if you have the confidence to show off and promote what you are doing in your classroom. In this episode, Cassie talks about some of her favorite strategies to develop that confidence you need, including how to put together lessons for your evaluation (5:45), why you shouldn't go in without some experience (11:15), and how to make assessments work for your students (17:30).

Ep. 018 - The Best Alternatives to Holiday Lessons
31:03
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 31:03
Ep. 018 - The Best Alternatives to Holiday Lessons

How big of a role do holiday projects play in your classroom? And if you choose not to teach them, what other options do you have? In today's episode, Cassie talks about those ideas and more. Join her as she discusses why she doesn't teach holiday projects (4:15), some of her favorite alternatives to teach instead (12:00), and why guided drawing always has a place in her classroom (24:00).

 

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Ep. 017 - Finding a Management System that Works for You
29:27
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 29:27
Ep. 017 - Finding a Management System that Works for You

If you’re looking for more stress in your life, the fastest way there is to let your classroom management go downhill. But if you want to make your life a lot easier, the management system Cassie shares in this episode is a great place to start. Join her as she talks about controlling the noise level in her class (6:00), helping kids take more responsibility (14:45), and rewards for good behavior (20:00). 

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Ep. 016 - Foolproof Strategies for Teaching with Chalk Pastels
28:06
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 28:06
Ep. 016 - Foolproof Strategies for Teaching with Chalk Pastels

Cassie absolutely loves chalk pastels, and today's episode is a deep dive into everything you need to know about how to teach them. Join her as she discusses how to 'address the mess' of rainbow chalk dust that always arises (9:15), tips for finishing chalk projects (11:45), and some of her (and her students') favorite chalk pastel lessons (16:45).

 

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Ep. 015 - What Do We Do with Those Early Finishers
29:15
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 29:15
Ep. 015 - What Do We Do with Those Early Finishers

Those comments like "I'm finished" and "What do I do now?" are enough to drive any teacher crazy? But what do we do with those kids who are done early? Listen to some of Cassie's ideas as she shares specific suggestions for early finishers (7:30), what her early finisher early project list looks like (10:15), and why you should probably invest in some dry erase boards (15:30).

 

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Ep. 014 - Dealing with Adult Bullies
24:04
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 24:04
Ep. 014 - Dealing with Adult Bullies

We talk to our students all the time about how to deal with bullies. But do we ever think about how to deal with them as adults? Bullying never really goes away when you get older, and you need strategies on how to deal with it. Join Cassie as she talks about how to reclaim your time, your talents, and your art supplies (8:00), how to stand up for yourself when you are in a bullying situation (13:15), and why you should picture bullies as annoying little yappy dogs (15:45). 

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Ep. 013 - Strategies to Save Your Supplies
26:26
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 26:26
Ep. 013 - Strategies to Save Your Supplies

How do we get your students to treat supplies well? How do we keep our nice things actually nice, so kids have the tools they need to create their masterpieces. Join Cassie as she talks about why your kids need to be using "the good stuff" when it comes to supplies (3:45), why you need to hold your kids accountable (8:30), and the various reasons you may need a backup set of supplies (14:45).

 

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Ep. 012 - The Wonderful World of Watercolor
26:56
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 26:56
Ep. 012 - The Wonderful World of Watercolor

Watercolor painting isn't always the easiest thing to pull off with elementary kiddos, but they love the experience so much that it's almost always worth it. In this episode, Cassie talks you through the ins and outs of what watercolor painting looks like in her classroom. She also shares some tips about how you can make it work for you and your students. Listen as she talks about budget and supplies (4:45), what she calls "The Danger Zone" (10:45), and how to establish a successful cleanup routine (15:00). 

 

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Ep. 011 - The Biggest Lie I Was Ever Told
22:30
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 22:30
Ep. 011 - The Biggest Lie I Was Ever Told

Were you ever forced to choose? Were you ever told that you had to decide between teaching and being a working artist? It's possible to do both, and more likely, doing both will make you an even better teacher. Cassie will telly you how and why that can work as she shares her own artistic journey (2:00), talks about the undergrad experience that every art teacher has been through (8:30), and discusses how your two paths can come together so you can do it all (13:15).

 

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Ep. 010 - Using Social Media to Help Your Program Shine
26:28
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 26:28
Ep. 010 - Using Social Media to Help Your Program Shine

Social media is so incredibly prevalent in today’s world, and it is a great tool to advocate for your teaching and your art program. This episode is a long list of incredible ways that you can use social media to your advantage. Cassie talks about her love of Instagram (4:00), why social media can inspire both teachers and students (9:00), and the reason she doesn’t worry about her number of followers (15:45).

 

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Ep. 009 - How to Move on From Burnout
20:53
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 20:53
Ep. 009 - How to Move on From Burnout

Every teacher faces feelings of burnout in their teaching career. You get stuck in a rut where you are just going through the motions, without passion or inspiration. In this episode, Cassie gives her best advice on how you can break free from these feelings and keep your teaching creative and vibrant. She shares her personal journey on how she dealt with burnout (2:30), her favorite ways to take a break and treat herself (8:15), and why it might be worthwhile to step away from social media for a bit (12:15). 

 

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Ep. 008 - Art Teachers in Training: A Management Tool
15:32
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 15:32
Ep. 008 - Art Teachers in Training: A Management Tool

Cassie starts the show with some of her biggest pet peeves, but quickly turns the show around by introducing your new favorite classroom management tool--the concept of art teachers in training. She explains the responsibilities that those trainees take on (2:00), why she puts them in charge (6:00), and dishes on her best tips for hanging student work (9:15). 

Resources and Links:

Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information
17:53
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 17:53
Ep. 007 - The 3 Most Effective Ways to Help Students Retain Information

How do we get kids to really retain information? How do we make sure they understand what you are presenting and teaching? It isn't always easy. In this episode, Cassie shares her 3 most effective strategies to help kids retain what they need to know. She also talks about why she loves to use call and response (5:15), tells an awkward Starbucks story (9:00), and describes how you can use your voice as a teaching tool (10:30).

 

Resources and Links:

 

Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten
19:55
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 19:55
Ep. 006 - Learning to Love Kindergarten

Our best teaching, and our best stories, often come from the times when kindergarteners are in the art room. But there is no doubt that those classes are a unique challenge. Listen as Cassie shares her best advice on why you need to start class with a little bit of craziness (3:30), why you shouldn't fight their energy (6:45), and ways to calm your kids if that's what they need (11:00).

 

Resources and Links:

Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine
19:24
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 19:24
Ep. 005 - Cleaning Up Your Cleanup Routine

Today's episode is all about making cleanup work in your classroom. Is it really possible to make it enjoyable, easy and effective? Cassie definitely says yes, and she talks about how to use call and response to speed up cleanup (4:30), how to make your cleanup chaos free (7:00), and end class on a fun note (11:00). Cassie then dips into the mailbag to cover student teaching and closes the show with her best tips on expectations and routines for cleanup.

 

Resources and Links:

 

Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101
23:16
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 23:16
Ep. 004 - Art Room Management 101

Classroom management is never easy, but it is a vital part of what you do as a teacher. Without a well-run classroom, your kids will miss out on far too many opportunities in art. In this episode, Cassie addresses the most important aspects of her classroom management system. Listen as she talks about her struggles with consistency (4:30), how to bring calm to your classroom (8:45), and why she keeps her rewards and consequences as simple as possible (13:00).

Resources:

Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences
29:23
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 29:23
Ep. 003 - The When, How and Why of Art Room Consequences

Following last week's episode on rules, it is time to talk about consequences. A lack of consequences can cause all kinds of issues, and it's important to not let student behavior stand in the way of what you want to teach. Listen as Cassie talks about the 4 reasons students misbehave (6:00), the right kinds of consequences (13:30), and a specific plan for delivering those consequences (17:15).

Resources:

 

Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need
24:47
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 24:47
Ep. 002 - The Only 3 Rules You'll Ever Need

Everyday Art Room is back for episode two, and Cassie tackles the topic of art room rules. Whether you just need a quick refresh on simple rules or a guide to dealing with chaotic students, this episode covers it all! Listen as she talks about what students need from you when you start the year (3:30), the only 3 rules needed in the art room (11:30), and the best way to handle disruptions and interruptions from your kids (17:00).

Resources:

Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year
21:44
2017-12-19 13:33:03 UTC 21:44
Ep. 001 - 8 Routines for a Successful School Year

Everyday Art Room debuts with host Cassie Stephens welcoming you into the world of elementary art teaching. She tackles the topic of establishing routines, and why they are so important for a successful school year. Listen as she talks about why you need to pay attention to your own setup, situation and students (3:30), and the magic that happens when your routines are running well (13:30). Cassie opens up the mailbag for listener questions (15:45) and closes the show with some great advice for the beginning of the school year.