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Education and the Global Economy (from the Archives)

One of the most common rationales offered by advocates for transforming our education system is that we need to remain competitive in the global economy. This is typically... Read more

Con-grad-ulations Your Grad-uation Paperblog Pick in Schooling

Con-grad-ulations on Your Grad-uation

I’m not going to say one single snarky thing about my daughter’s graduation ceremony this morning. Even though the diploma is sitting on my kitchen counter right now, I still fear... Read more


  • Mark Rothko Abstract Art

    Mark Rothko Abstract

    Mark Rothko emerged during the 1940s to create a new and impassioned form of abstract painting. My goal was to have students make a simple abstract picture,... Read more

    The 13 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • How to Draw the US Capitol Building

    Draw Capitol Building

    The upcoming holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July) make it a good time to draw some of the more famous buildings in our country. Read more

    The 25 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • Mandala Drawing on an Old CD

    Mandala Drawing

    A mandala is an abstract design that is usually circular in form. It is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one center point from... Read more

    The 12 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • Japanese Wind Sock Puppet

    Japanese Wind Sock Puppet

    I found this project at “That Artist Woman” blog, and love how it made very batik-looking fabric, which usually takes hot wax and expensive dyes. Read more

    The 27 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • In Defense of Comprehensive Sex Education

    Defense Comprehensive Education

    A very hot-button issue that has brought feminists to the forefront is comprehensive sex education. It is something that Jessica Valenti defends vehemently in... Read more

    The 04 May 2011 by   Juliez
  • Father’s Day Popsicle Pencil Holder

    Father’s Popsicle Pencil Holder

    Popsicle sticks have a warm wooden, eco-friendly look and are really inexpensive too. I’ve created a project that uses your average 15 oz. Read more

    The 20 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • Boys Are Failing As Writers

    Boys Failing Writers

    If you ever volunteered in any classroom, the differences between boys and girls are distinct. The girls sit quietly listening to the teacher while the boys... Read more

    The 01 May 2011 by   Expatdoctormom1
  • Art Journaling, Tissue Paper Tree Leaves

    Journaling, Tissue Paper Tree Leaves

    I’ve found that this combo of tissue paper and glue stick works really well to get delicate flat paper to lay flat, with a minimum amount of sticky fingers. Read more

    The 16 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • How to Draw a Dog


    I’ve lately found that if I give my young kinder and 1st grade students a template to trace for just the first step of a project, they tend to have very... Read more

    The 09 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro
  • Father’s Day Scratch Art

    Father’s Scratch

    This scratch art project was a huge hit. Also a mess, but so worth it when I heard students say “this is so cool!”1. I found the perfect Dad font called... Read more

    The 23 May 2011 by   Kathybarbro


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