Episodes
Over the next couple of weeks, Nic will be exploring the AOEU Master's Degree on the podcast. Today Nic welcomes on Dr. Alyson Pouls, an associate professor and academic advisor, to talk about the Master's program. Listen as they discuss what to expect when entering the program, how research is conducted, and some tips for making your graduate experience a successful one. Resources and Links Learn all about the Master's Degree from AOEU How to Create Space to Earn a Master's Degree How ...
Published 07/22/21
So many teachers are looking for extra opportunities, especially during the summer. In today's episode, Nic welcomes on Amanda O'Shaughnessy to talk about her Studio Art Club and the opportunities it affords her. Listen as they discuss diving into new mediums, working with adult learners, and how Amanda is trying to find balance with everything on her plate. Resources and Links Follow Amanda on Instagram See the Studio Art Club website Learn about the upcoming NOW Conference
Published 07/15/21
In this episode from the archives, Yaz Gate joins Nic to share her own story, including her experience teaching refugees, tapping into your joy, and helping foster creativity in your students. Yaz shares the idea that we all have the power to create, and with our creations, we all have the power to share our stories. If you want to hear more from Yaz, she will be presenting at the NOW Conference on July 29th. Resources and Links See Yaz's Youtube Channel Follow Yaz on Instagram Visit Yaz's...
Published 07/08/21
One of the most valuable times for us as educators is the time we have during the summer. And the break that has come this summer is so necessary for so many of us after the year of teaching we all experienced. In today's episode, Nic talks about how she is healing this summer as well as taking advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to her.  Resources and Links Follow Arounna Khounnoraj on Instagram Learn all about the NOW Conference Corinne Sovey, Kate Jarvik Burch, ...
Published 07/01/21
The NOW Conference--coming up on July 29th--is always a great day of professional learning. In today's episode, Nic gives you a preview that comes directly from the presenters themselves. Listen as a handful of teachers from across the country tell you about the topics they are passionate about, why you should learn about them, and the best ways to take away learning from the NOW Conference next month. Resources and Links Follow Karen on Instagram and Twitter See Yvonne's Instagram and...
Published 06/24/21
The NOW Conference--coming up on July 29th--is always a great day of professional learning. At times, however, it can present you with an overwhelming amount of information. That is why Nic is excited for the conference guide that is coming this summer! Listen as she discusses the guide, how to use it, and why sketchnotes are always a good idea when it's time to learn. Resources and Links Check out the book about sketchnotes by Mike Rohde Sketchnoting for You and Your Classroom Learn all...
Published 06/17/21
Social media can play a powerful role in the way we connect and collaborate as art teachers, allowing us to share ideas, build them out, and make them our own. In today's episode, Nic discusses how ideas can develop, how we influence each other, and how we learn from what other teachers post. Listen as Nic tells the story of how a single lesson has spread, with the help of Poppy Phillips and Shana Gutterman.  Resources and Links Read Poppy's Facebook post Follow Shana on Twitter and...
Published 06/10/21
In today's episode, Nic welcomes on Jonathan Juravich. Jonathan is an elementary art teacher from Columbus, Ohio, and the host of AOEU's newest podcast, The Art of SEL. Listen as they discuss the role of social and emotional learning in the art room, the importance of SEL concepts, and how they play into Jonathan's discussions on the new podcast.   Resources and Links How do you Teach Empathy?--view Jonathan's TED Talk Watch Jonathan on AOEU's Instagram Live Learn more about Jonathan...
Published 06/03/21
In today's episode, Nic again solicits advice from expert teachers around the country--this time on the topic of mindfulness. No matter where you are in your school year, it can be helpful to bring some calm to your classroom. Listen as Nic shares ideas and listens to ideas from a number of teachers on mindfulness practices that work well in the art room.  Resources and Links See management topics on the AOEU website See the Instagram post that Nic mentioned Follow Nic on Instagram
Published 05/27/21
In today's episode, Nic again solicits advice from expert teachers around the country--this time on the topic of mindfulness. No matter where you are in your school year, it can be helpful to bring some calm to your students and your classroom. Listen as Nic shares ideas and takes suggestions from a number of teachers on mindfulness practices that work well in the art room.  Resources and Links See more on mindfulness from AOEU Check out the Mind Yeti website and YouTube Channel Arts...
Published 05/20/21
Cassie Stephens, the former host of Everyday Art Room, returns to the show today to join Nic and catch up on everything that has been happening this school year. Listen as they talk about Cassie's new mobile classroom she developed, the book she self-published, and the support teachers need in order to be successful. And toward the end of the episode, Cassie might just share a spoiler on what's coming next for her.  Resources and Links Find Cassie on Instagram View Cassie's Facebook page...
Published 05/13/21
We always feel great when we go above and beyond as teachers, but we know--especially right now--that going above and beyond is not always feasible. Sometimes--oftentimes--we need to go back to the basics. Listen today as Nic talks about the building blocks of a good curriculum, and how she helps students develop the basic skills that will set them up for future success. Resources and Links View Nic's Instagram account See the Summer 2021 NOW Conference Take a look at AOEU's Graduate Courses
Published 05/06/21
Once again, Nic enlists some help from teachers across the country to talk about how they are teaching art on a cart this year. Listen as multiple teachers tell us about the setup of their carts, the logistics they have worked through, their best advice for those teaching on the cart, and so much more.  Resources and Links Listen to Part 1 of this podcast View Nic's Instagram account that she discussed Follow Joyanna Gochis on Instagram Follow Lauren Morrocco on Instagram and view her...
Published 04/29/21
After a short reflection on current events and the difficulties of this school year, Nic enlists some help from teachers across the country to talk about how they are teaching art on a cart this year. Listen as multiple teachers tell us about the setup of their carts, the logistics they have worked through, their best advice for those teaching on the cart, and so much more. Resources and Links Follow Beth, Tara, and Cindy on Instagram Previous Podcasts: Yaz Gate, Kit Lang and Vicki...
Published 04/22/21
One of the hardest things for teachers to do is to give students wait time. But that pause--that wait--can be a powerful tool in learning and self-discovery. In today's episode, Nic talks about the power of the pause and how it helps her students when sewing, when discussing art, and when learning in all different ways. Resources and Links Jack Richeson Paint Set Chenille Large-Eye Needles Studio: Fibers Graduate Course PRO Packs: Hand Sewing, Sewing Basics, and Advanced Fibers
Published 04/15/21
We all know that everything in our classrooms and our schools looks different this year, and our art shows are no exception. So how can we solve the art show problem? A virtual art night! In today's episode, Nic talks to Karen Nall about going online for her art night while still building community with students and families.  Resources and Links Follow Karen on Instagram 6 Online Platforms to Showcase Student Art 10 Ways to Market Your Art Show
Published 04/08/21
We hear so much about collaboration, but what does it look like in practice? How can we successfully work with our colleagues to develop quality lessons? In today's episode, Nic shares her story (and some colleagues share theirs) about how they developed lessons, how they brought those lessons to students, and how they overcame the challenges of aligning curriculum. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room Follow Leah Schultz on Instagram Follow Dineen Farley at GIS...
Published 04/01/21
As art educators, we want to create a learning environment where every student feels included, valued, and encouraged. The desire to create a positive experience--and an inclusive art room--helps drive everything we do. In today's episode, Nic talks about some of the simple ways she creates a more inclusive classroom and the role that language plays in her teaching. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room Inclusivity for All Learners in the Art Room Exploring...
Published 03/25/21
This time of the year is always difficult for students, even in non-pandemic times. Which makes it the perfect opportunity for teachers to break out the exciting tools and mediums that will engage their students. Listen as Nic discusses her favorite mediums to motivate kids, some great lessons she teaches, and why she thinks teachers might need a little bit of motivation right now as well. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room 5 Activities to Engage and Energize...
Published 03/18/21
After a couple of weeks away, Nic makes her return to the show today to talk about one of her very favorite topics, sketchnotes. Listen as she discusses how her approach to sketchnotes has changed over the years, why she still wants her students taking notes, and why the concept is so valuable in her classroom. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room Implementing Sketchnotes (PRO) Sketchnoting for You and Your Classroom My Pencil Made Me Do It!
Published 03/11/21
In today's episode, guest host Sarah Krajewski talks about her own experience investigating identity and how that learning can transfer to the classroom. Listen as she discusses how to approach the topic, what she hears in her classroom, and how we teach our students that everyone is more than simply what you see. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room Instagram follows: Sarah, Paula Liz, and AOEU Sarah's interview with Paula on IG Live "Mirrors, Windows, and...
Published 03/04/21
In today's episode, guest host Sarah Krajewski welcomes on Caitlyn Thompson to discuss perseverance and how we can stay resilient through the end of this very challenging school year. Listen as they talk about how they deal with loneliness and negativity, how they draw positivity from their students, and how we can be successful through the end of the school year. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room Follow Sarah and Caitlyn on Instagram How to Support Others...
Published 02/25/21
We all handle grief in different ways, and we have all been touched by loss in different ways in this past year. In today's episode, Nic talks about loss in her own life and why she needs to briefly step away from the podcast. Resources and Links Listen to other episodes of Everyday Art Room How to Support Others Right Now This Year Isn't What We Signed Up For
Published 02/18/21
Classroom management is pivotal to having a successful classroom, but teachers don't always realize its importance when it comes to teaching art. In today's episode, Nic talks about her struggles as students return to in-person learning. Listen as she discusses resetting rules, re-establishing routines, and expectation corrections. Resources and Links What We Have Learned in 2020 How to Support Others Right Now This Year Isn't What We Signed Up For
Published 02/11/21
Today, Nic tells her story of what it has been like to teach with a mask on during the pandemic. Listen as she reflects on the year, shares some strategies that have worked for her, and talks about some ideas that have benefitted her students in more ways than one. Resources and Links What We Have Learned in 2020 How to Support Others Right Now This Year Isn't What We Signed Up For Check out the NOW Conference, taking place on Saturday!
Published 02/04/21