About 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.
Website: http://www.theinspiredclassroom.com
Elizabeth Peterson has written 426 articles so far, you can find them below.


It’s Always Worth it in the End

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Tweet  It’s a hassle. It’s bad timing. It’s even frustrating at times. But when it’s all said and done, it’s always worth it in the end. You know what I mean?  The big projects, the big performances, the big events that you might do year after year.  When you are in the thick of it, […]

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Digging Deep with Drama

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Tweet The Wax Museum project has become quite the tradition and expectation in our fourth grade.  For over twelve years, the fourth graders at Cashman Elementary School have been researching about a famous person who has  made an impact on society, creating a poster to represent their life, dressing like the person and giving a […]

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Get Kids Writing – Poetry

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Tweet Poetry, it’s powerful. But to some it makes them powerless. Left there with just a pencil they feel they have nothing to write. But there are so many ways and so many things that can be written and can be done. As a teacher, the first thing is to write yourself. You know – […]

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5 Reasons to LOVE April

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Tweet It’s April!!!  YAY!  I love April.  There is so much happening that you can take advantage of as an educator.  Let’s count the ways. 1) Let’s start with POETRY highlights! 4+1 Reasons to Get Poetry into Your Classroom Poetry is great!  ‘Come on, don’t you agree?  Poetry can be sweet and rhyme-y or in-your-face  […]

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Soundtracks for Learning Winner

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Tweet Congratulations to Jessica! She is the winner of the Soundtracks for Learning music resource.   (Those with two entries made comments both on this website and on FaceBook.)  Here’s how she plans to use this great resource: As a school counselor, this book would be perfect for helping me incorporate music throughout my day in […]

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Soundtracks for Learning – Book Review and Giveaway

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Tweet I have taught many workshops and courses specifically in music integration and in all of them I stress the importance and usefulness of listening to music with your students.  After all, that is how arts integration started for me – through active listening experiences I created with my students.  And without fail, the most […]

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Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts – Resources

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Tweet Tomorrow I will be giving a workshop called, “Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts.”  In preparation for this workshop, I am gathering some resources and articles that pertain to the topics we will be exploring.  So, today I offer you this list to bookmark and refer to whether you are taking the class […]

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Mistakes and Passion – A Lesson from Beethoven

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Tweet I remember my years studying the piano.  It had to have been my grandfather who first told me of these wise words from Beethoven.  He, an admirer of the man and lover of his music, had read every biography, seen every documentary, listened intently to every composition and traveled to Germany to walk in […]

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March into Music and Literacy (original)

Tweet March is one of my favorite months at The Inspired Class as we devote all the posts to Music and Literacy!  We already have some guest bloggers lined up to provide you with great information and have a few surprises too.  In this post, you will get a listing of some of our favorite […]

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