Live the Creative Process, and then Teach It

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Tweet We learn to write ourselves before we teach students to do so.  We become great swimmers and then teach others to swim.  We master the techniques of throwing a basketball, before we show our kids. The same is true for the creative process.  Living the creative process ourselves, allows us to share it effectively […]

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Connect with Other Teachers!

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Tweet Connecting with other educators is probably the best way to grow yourself as an educator.  I’m not just talking about meeting with other educators, but connecting with them.  When we are in a staff meeting or enrolled in a class or workshop, we are usually just meeting.  When we sit around a table and […]

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A Place for Everyone and Everyone in his Place

Girls reach up during a Studio Day built on movement.

Tweet The title is not referring to organization.  I’m talking about students.  Bouncing off of my latest post on Blueberries and Students, I’d like to reminisce about a boy I had last year. Near the end of the year, I conducted a Studio Day in my classroom called “Movement and Wellness.”  I was excited about […]

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Literacy Is Essential

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Tweet It’s perfect timing for this guest post by Amanda Beacon.  My last post Blueberries and Students talks about how we educators are required to teach all students, that is part of the promise of public education.  Here, Amanda discusses this further and poses a possible solution to the issue of many who struggle with […]

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Blueberries and Students

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Tweet Blueberries are in season and they are on my mind.  Actually, they are in my fridge, in my pancakes, and my plan is to make a pie this week with the ones my kids and I will be picking soon. Last week, I wrote about how the arts are like blueberries – fold them […]

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5 Unforgettable Field Trips

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Tweet Whether you are nearing the end of your school year, right in the midst or even on a summer break, it’s always a good time to consider a field trip for you and your students.  Here are some great ideas for some hands-on, integrated field trips.  Plan ahead and make the most of your […]

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Blueberries and Arts Integration

Integrate the artsas you would add in blueberries: put in just the right amount and fold gently.

Tweet Blueberry pancakes – I made those just yesterday morning.  Blueberry muffins – that will be today.  I love them, my kids love them, my husband and my mom too.  They are in season and we just can’t get enough!  A while ago, I read this quote from another blogger. I fold fitness into my […]

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Educational Tablet Apps Fit for a Classroom

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Tweet The theme of tech seems to be reoccurring these weeks and why not?  There are so many great resources out there for teachers to use.  Here’s a guest post that focuses on apps that may work for you.  Try them out and tell us what you think of them.  ~EMP The tablet is a […]

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Let the Music be Your Master

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Tweet It’s time to get back to the roots of The Inspired Classroom.  Although I will be posting other material as well, the arts are calling and I must heed their call. So first, a story: The year was 1992 and I, a young freshman in high school was on a band trip to Hershey, […]

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