Why It’s SO HARD to Keep Calm and Teach Art!

I’ve said this before, but each year it seems to ring true even more: It can be so hard to focus on our important job of simply ‘teaching art’ with all the ‘stuff’ being thrown at us from all directions. Every year we are asked to do ‘more with less’ and it can become daunting, but doesn’t have to. I tackle this all-important topic in this video. Enjoy- and let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section.

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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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