ArtsEdLab 2017-08-07T07:36:07+00:00

ISSUE #5 • AUGUST 2017

Back to School

It’s that time of year when everything is fresh and new. Your classroom is a clean slate waiting for a new set of adventures. In this issue, we’re sharing resources, tips and tricks for the best back to school season yet!





What teacher doesn’t love the excitement, anticipation and possibilities found at the beginning of a new school year?  It’s like New Years Eve for educators.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful.  As any teacher will tell you, those back to school dreams (or night sweats) and limited time for classroom setup can cause even the most seasoned teacher some anxiety.

In this special Back to School issue of ArtsEd Lab, we’re going to calm some of those nerves with our tips and tricks designed especially for kicking off a new school year.  You’ll want to check out our ideas for what to do with your walls and lessons you can use right from the first day. Plus, we have LOTS of great icebreakers and strategies to help everyone get back in the groove.

Also, be sure to check out our brand-new online course, Managing the Arts-Integrated Classroom.  Classroom management is always a balancing act, especially in a hands-on approach like Arts Integration and STEAM.  The very BEST time to work on classroom management is at the beginning of the school year.  This new course will help take the stress out of classroom management so that you can focus on matters: your students.

Enjoy this season and all the “new” it brings – classrooms, schools, ideas, and students.  Fall is in the air!

All my best,

Susan Riley, Founder of