When You Can Make it Jazz – Creativity through Rigor


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A few days back I saw this tweet from @educatoral:

I followed the link to find this video by Sir Ken Robinson.

I found his reply to be very complete. You truly need discipline and skill in order to release your creative potential.

It also reminded me of a post from the “Freedom in Structure” series in April 2010, in particular a post titled, “When You Can Make it Jazz.”

So, today I offer to you the reposting of

When You Can Make it Jazz

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Article by Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of www.theinspiredclassroom.com. She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and a C.A.G.S. degree with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum and organizes the annual summer Teacher Art Retreat. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
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