Classroom Management

Is Your Paper Cutter A Huge Safety Hazard?

Hazards in the art room exist. From smelly paints to sharp objects, safety should always be in the back of your mind when teaching art. The one item that keeps me up at night in MY art room is the paper cutter. In this video, I will talk about some of my safety concerns and precautions surrounding paper cutters!

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How do you keep the art room safe with sharp objects like the paper cutter?


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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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