Getting Out of the Art Room Bubble

Recently, Jessica wrote an article about the importance of forming friendships at work. I couldn’t agree more, but being in the art room (or on the art cart) often makes it difficult to create those meaningful relationships.

Between setting up elaborate lessons, dealing with busy schedules, and taking on extra duties, there’s just not much time left over for socializing in our days. That’s why I’m excited to tell you that making connections doesn’t require a lot of time or effort. Today I’d love to share a few easy tips to start you off on the right foot this school year. You’ll start feeling like a part of the school community in no time!

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Do you find that it’s difficult for you to get out of your “art bubble” at school?

What are some ways you have made meaningful connections with others?

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Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn is AOEU’s Director of K–12 PD & Media and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She enjoys creating relevant and engaging professional development just for art teachers.

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