Set Up a Student Cleaning Station and Never Worry About a Messy Room Again

As art teachers, time is a precious resource. We joined this profession to spend our time igniting and inspiring the artistic passions of our students, not to clean up after them!

Learning to care for art-making tools and spaces is a valuable and necessary skill. Why not transfer that responsibility to your students? Watch this video to find out how to create a student-centered cleanup station for your art room!

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How do you empower your students to take ownership of the maintenance of their art classroom?

What supplies would you add to your cleanup station?

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Lindsey Moss

Lindsey Moss, an elementary school art educator, is AOEU’s Content Specialist and a former AOEU Writer. She enjoys art history and finding creative and fun solutions to educational challenges.

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