Surviving Your First Year of High School Art



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Introduction 2:29

Organization in the Art Room

Organizing with Labels 5:48

Keeping Supply Inventory 4:57

Organizing Student Work 5:12

Keeping Supplies Organized 5:05

Lesson Planning and Curriculum

Setting Curriculum Goals 7:49

Focusing on Skill Building 8:55

Examples of Building Skill 4:19

Classroom Management Best Practices

Management Throughout the Class Period 9:17

Keeping Students Engaged 7:34

What Happens When Things Go Bad 5:55

Clean Up Routines 3:40

Advocating for Yourself

How to Say ‘No’ to Extras 6:38

How to Rock Your Observation 4:41

Self-Care and Life Balance

Taking Care of Yourself Inside of School 7:20

Taking Care of Yourself Outside of School 4:16


Conclusion 1:51

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Surviving Your First Year of High School Art

4 PD Hours

  • 1 Explore ideas about how to organize your supplies through inventory and labeling.

  • 2 Discover a myriad of instructional strategies such as utilizing anticipatory sets and how to implement sketchbooks.

  • 3 Learn how to take care of yourself both inside and outside the classroom to help make your first year go as smoothly as possible.

Starting your first year as a high school art teacher can be daunting when it comes to classroom management, curriculum, and organization. This Learning Pack will give you everything you need to help make your first year at the high school level run as smoothly as possible. Learn how to organize efficiently, design your curriculum in a way that makes sense, create an effective classroom management plan and build meaningful relationships with your students. Find everything you need to succeed in your first year at the high school level!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.2 Plans and prepares sequential lessons, units, and/or centers 
1.4 Develops engaging activities, resources, lessons, and/or centers

3.3 Demonstrates enthusiasm for content and media
3.4 Monitors student learning and adjusts lessons as needed

Daily Management
5.2 Sets and communicates art room expectations, routines and procedures

Physical Space
5.5 Ensures the art room space is accessible for all students 
5.7 Plans for and upholds routines for supply distribution

Timothy Bogatz

Timothy Bogatz

Events Director

Tim is the Events Director for the Art of Ed, and previously worked as an AOE writer and graduate instructor. Before working for AOE, Tim taught high school art for 14 years in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teacher, he focused on creativity, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills, using Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, and whatever other materials might be available.


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