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How to create a personalized classroom management plan that will transform your art room. Art Made easy interview with Michael Linsin

Do your students blurt out at random moments during your demonstrations? Do you have trouble getting kids to listen or take you seriously? Do you have children that always seem to be pushing your buttons? Does your clean-up routine border on chaotic?

I know that I’ve struggled with behavioral issues, stressful transitions and more than a few wild classes and I learned that unless I got those things under control, I wasn’t able to be an effective teacher.

Although it may seem like achieving a happy balance between creating a consistent management philosophy and allowing freedom and creativity in your art room is next to impossible, I’m here to tell that it is completely doable.

Michael Linsin is the author of Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers and the author of the blog, Smart Classroom Management has the magic touch. He seems to know intuitively how to transform chaos into calm.

A little word about the show…

Podcasting is not as easy as it may appear. There are lot of steps to setting up interviews, recording and ultimately producing each episode that inevitable something always goes wrong. In this case, I had a problem with the sound quality on my end of the recording. My podcast editor had to do some fancy tweaking to make this interview easy on your ears. So if you notice any weird transitions, you know why.

And as always, thanks for listening!







Why a classroom management plan is necessary and the most important element of the whole teaching process

How good classroom management can free you to be creative

How body language can be used to set the right tone in a classroom

Why having expectations of your kids is absolutely essential to creating your dream class

Why the story behind the activity is more important than the activity itself

The truth why 95% of classroom problems will disappear  with an effective management plan

The surprising things teachers do that unintentionally encourage bad behavior

The #1 tip Michael has for all teachers looking to implement his system

Here is an interview with Michael on Deep Space Sparkle 

Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers on Amazon

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How to create a personalized classroom management plan that will transform your art room. Art Made easy interview with Michael Linsin


  1. As a home educator and children’s church teacher, I have found this podcast to be so informative and helpful. I’m definitely going to check out Mr. Linsin’s book. Thank you so much for all of the great information.


    March 24, 2016

  2. This was such a helpful podcast, I teach to large groups of preschool students so I’ll definitely be checking out the book. I’ve had so many conversations with teachers who say the foundation of thier success in class is based in solid classroom management! Thanks so much for this!!


    March 24, 2016

    • So happy it helped. Michael has such great advice. Thanks for listening!

      Patty Palmer

      March 25, 2016

  3. I love this guy! He has helped my teaching so much! I found your podcast due to him and even though I teach a different subject than art, I love it!


    April 8, 2016

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