Professional Practice

AOE LIVE: Episode 7: “Finding Your Sweet Spot at Home and at Work” with AOE Founder Jessica Balsley



Tim and Andrew were joined by founder of AOE, Jessica Balsley, as they get the inside scoop on what it’s like behind the scenes of The Art of Education, how we are juggling a teaching career and life and why Jessica is debunking that work-life balance myth.

Jessica lets us in on how we can make peace with this never ending struggle. We had a great conversation about learning to find more time in your day both in the art room and at home…. and do it with a smile! We also talked about accentuating what you do best, avoiding teacher jealousy, and how to plan your ideal day.

Also, give a close listen to see who Jessica has booked as a featured presentation for the AOE Summer Online Conference!









Here are a few of the articles discussed and a few other gems from the Art of Ed:


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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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