Reflections on The Inspired Classroom

Tweet It started over a decade ago as my personal style of teaching; a manner of integrating the music I love into my teaching.  In no time, I began to write down my ideas and lessons in a book entitled Inspired by Listening, published it and started selling.  Soon it was a personal mission to […]

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The Best of Both Worlds: Part Three

Tweet A few days after FCAT, my principal sent around an email advertising the 2010 Lee County Student Film Festival.  I asked my class if they would be interested in making a movie.  They were astoundingly enthusiastic about it.  They decided they wanted to make an animation, a stop motion animation like we made together […]

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The Best of Both Worlds: Part Two

Tweet Glasser-Sterling has a much wider scope then I have described it, so when I say I used as much as I could…it amounted to not much, considering the scope of it as a whole.  So, I changed my classroom rules.  Instead of follow directions, stay on task, and show respect, they became: be prompt, […]

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The Best of Both Worlds: Part One

Tweet Sorry, nothing about Miley Cyrus in this blog post. I am not reviewing the Star Trek episode of the same name, but the uncoincidental use of that as my post title, may not be lost on Star Trek fans that choose to read my words. In reflecting back on this school year, I find […]

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Reflection of Gratefulness

Tweet I want to first thank Elizabeth for inviting me to share a little bit of my thoughts here. I am so fortunate to have people like her in my network to learn from. I am on my day #4 of summer vacation. It’s very early – my body is still in school mode. I […]

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Recycling Workbooks

Tweet This is my last week of school… in fact, tomorrow is my last day!  So these last two days have been all about cleaning: cleaning out cubbies, desks and shelves, cleaning up materials, putting things away, boxing up books, Cloroxing surfaces and, for me, the most painful – recycling workbooks! Let’s talk recycling workbooks […]

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Summer Reading

Tweet Last week, I took my kids outside and for the first time, I let them run around while I . . . wait for it . . . READ!  For nearly 30 uninterrupted minutes!  It was amazing: relaxing and invigorating all at once.  The best part was that I was reading something that was […]

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Summer Book Group

Tweet Check out something fun we’re working on…

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Share!

Tweet Share, share, share (and take turns).  I find myself saying it to my students and my children all the time.  Maybe it’s time I take my own advice! Share Your Stuff As we clean out our rooms and spaces for the end of the school year, we come across so many things: lessons, materials, […]

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