Classroom Management

Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Art teachers everywhere know that clean-up can be chaotic in the art room. If you’re not careful, simple hand washing can get out of hand quickly. In my art room, I had an issue with kids swarming the sink area and creating general mayhem. I finally discovered an easy solution to help us out. Who knew taking 10 minutes to create a simple visual could make such a difference? Watch the video to find out what I did!

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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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