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Ep. 6: Discovering Your Art Teacherin' Identity


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Discovering who you are as a person is a lifelong journey, I think. Discovering who you are as an art teacher is similarly difficult. In this episode, we're gonna chat about all the things that make up your art teacherin' DNA and define you, and ONLY you, as the art teacher you are. It's a rough road and it's not for everyone but YOU'VE.GOT.THIS.

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Ep. 30: Surviving Lonely Island Syndrome

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I spent the first seven years of my teaching career lonely. No one ever tells you just how difficult life can be when you don't have people to turn …

Ep. 29: Top Five Tips to Taming the Kindergarten Creature

September 2nd, 2019


Ah, kindergarten. We teachers seem to struggle the most with this magical group of artists. In this podcast episode, I'll be sharing my tips to having fun, laughter and success with the most magical artists of them all. …

Ep. 28: First Day(s) of Art with Kindergarten

September 2nd, 2019


BRACE YOURSELF! Kindergarten is coming! And they are not to be fooled with, y'all. I EASE my kindergarten into the rules and routines of art class on …

Ep. 27: Top Five Tips to Landing That Teacherin' Job!

August 26th, 2019


It's time. It's time you found a job that was worthy of your amazing and awesome self. So, what's stopping you? Lemme throw in my top five tips for landing that gig. 

Ep. 26: Surviving Student Teaching

August 26th, 2019


It may have been 22 years ago but it feels like yesterday. Here are my tips for surviving your student teaching experience...and, cooperating teachers, a little perspective for you! 

Ep. 25: Dear Cassie...Questions and Answers!

August 26th, 2019


This is my first go round of Dear Cassie...a chance for me to chat with you and attempt to answer your questions...about anything! I hope to get a little faster at answering questions in the future so I can chat with …

Ep. 24: Top Ten Classroom Management Hacks!

August 18th, 2019


Last week I shared with y'all my Happy/Sad board which is easily my favorite classroom management hack. This week, I took a look around my art room and came up with my Top Ten Classroom Management Hacks to share with …

Ep. 23: You are a Buried Treasure

August 18th, 2019


The idea for this episode struck me the other day when I was out for a walk. We spend so much of our lives burying our true self and identity to fit …

Ep. 22: Painting with Children

August 18th, 2019


This week, I began my second week of school and my third art class with my students. I introduced them to tempera painting! In this episode, I am …

Ep. 21: Discovering Your Personal Happiness!

August 11th, 2019


The journey to happiness is just that...a journey. Sometimes it's even an uphill battle. However, I have discovered some things you can do to make …

Ep. 20: What They Didn't Teach You in College

August 11th, 2019


Oh boy. Were my first 20 years of teaching art a shocker ;) Good thing I'm going into year 21 and now kinda know what I'm doing. Some days. Occasionally. Okay, often never. But I have learned many a thing along the way …

Ep. 19: What My First Day Teaching Art REALLY Was Like

August 11th, 2019


Okay. Y'all know that podcast episode I shared titled "W.E.L.C.O.M.E."? Well...that's what I would ideally like my very first day(s) of art class to …

Ep. 18: Setting Up Your Art Room

August 4th, 2019


In this LONG podcast (sorry!), I'll be walking you through how I set up my art room from start to finish. I'll also be sharing some ideas for you if you are in a portable as I once was or if you are on a cart. …

Ep. 17: Getting Out of Your Creative Slump

August 4th, 2019


After college, I fell into a deep creative slump that lasted 7 years. It sucked! When I finally decided to work my way out of it, I had no idea what …

Ep. 16: The Three C's of Classroom Management

August 4th, 2019


What are they? In my wild and wacky art room, my three C's of classroom management might surprise you. I'm gonna chat with you on how to gauge your …

Ep. 15: The Easiest Classroom Management Tool You'll Ever Use

July 27th, 2019


There are exactly one trillion fancy, cute and colorful ways to manage your art room. I love them all but cannot for the life of me maintain any of …

Ep. 14: Consequences in the Art Room

July 27th, 2019


Lookie, here y'all. When those sweet little artists disregard your rules and routines, the very ones you've established to help you create this …

Ep. 13: Why Our Students Misbehave

July 27th, 2019


Okay, so that title is a bit misleading as there are MANY reasons as to why our students might be misbehaving in our class. But I have managed to whittle it down to my top four. Our students might be misbehaving and …

Ep. 12: So You Wanna Write a Book, Huh?

July 21st, 2019


My second book, Stitch and String Lab for Kids comes out on July 23rd! I'm so excited about it. I've learned many things on my book writing …

Ep.11: Using Your WHY to Create Your RULES

July 21st, 2019


For years I just borrowed rules from other art teachers and classroom teachers without giving much thought to what I wanted mine to be. Rules are the …

Ep. 10: Routines in the Art Room: W.E.L.C.O.M.E.

July 21st, 2019


ROUTINES, y'all! In my art room, my routines are the key to my sanity. In this episode, I'll share some nightmarish stories from my first year teaching where I thought RULES were where it's at. Did you know there's a …

Ep. 9: The Biggest Secret about Being an Artist and an Art Teacher

July 11th, 2019


I spent year and I do mean YEARS discovering this answer to this secret...and I am excited to share it with you. Mostly because I don't want you to lose years from your art teacherin' and art makerin' career not knowing …

Ep. 8: Discovering Your WHY

July 11th, 2019


This is my first ever MAKE AND TAKE kind of podcast! I encourage you to grab some a sheet of paper, some markers and pull up a chair. We are going to …

Ep. 7: My Experience on Nailed It!

July 11th, 2019


Since being on Season 3, Episode 3 of the Netflix show Nailed It!, I've gotten a ton of questions. What was it like? How was I chosen? Is Wes really as hot in person as he is on the show? (DUH. YES.) I decided to …

Ep. 5: The Piano Story

June 29th, 2019


Warning: this story is not appropriate for young listeners or anyone sensitive to adult content. I mean, I don't cuss or anything (surprise!) but …

Ep. 4: What Teachers without Children of their Own Want You to Know

June 29th, 2019


I've been contemplating sharing this episode with you for a long time. This episode was very difficult for me to talk about and share but I truly …

Ep. 3: You're Hired! Now WHAT?!

June 19th, 2019


Congratulations! Whether you've landed a new art teacherin' gig or your very first...OR you are just looking to revamp and reorganize your art room, …

Ep. 2: Is this IT?!

June 19th, 2019


After 7 years into art teacherin', I hit a wall. You could call it depression, burnout, the 7 year itch...I called it frightening. I started to ask …

Welcome to Art Teacherin' with Cassie Stephens

June 19th, 2019


I'm so excited to share all the ups and downs, ins and outs that my 20 years of art teacherin' and art makerin' has gifted me. This podcast episode serves as an introduction so you can know what to find when you join me …

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