The Magic of Music in the Classroom

Photo by: Piano Piano!

Tweet We all know how music has the power to move people’s feelings and alter their moods. Many of us use music every single day to make us happy, to help us relax and to motivate us during exercise. Music is also ingrained into our memories. If you’ve ever had a song ‘stuck in your […]

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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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The Importance of Music in a Baby’s Brain Development

My daughter, Grace at age 1

Tweet After our last guest post, I am happy to follow up with this one focusing on how you can help a baby’s brain development with music.  It is just NEVER to early to start children on music.  (I had fun adding pics of my own kids playing around when they were little.)  Enjoy reading […]

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The Effects of Music Integration

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Tweet Today as a guest blogger, I have a wonderful colleague, Deb Hewey.  She is our ELL teacher at the elementary level.  I know you will love her piece about the power of music on the brain. ~EMP “Music making stands head and shoulders above other disciplines in its likely impact on overall learning” (page […]

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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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Teacher Art Retreat – Plan Ahead, Save Big, Earn Credit

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Tweet Plan ahead for the Teacher Art Retreat: Save Big and Earn Credit! Teacher Art Retreat eNews 2013, Issue 2 It’s time to plan ahead for the Summer Teacher Art Retreat We have great announcements, so read on! This summer’s Teacher Art Retreat is promising to be a great one.  We are currently planning the […]

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If I Could Color Creativity

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Tweet If I could color creativity, it would be red. Red is the color of fire – And fiery flames grow and change ever moving, ever flowing.   Red is such a vibrant color, and there are so many shades of it too. Just ask a student to create a palette of reds and see […]

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Art For The Ages

Photo credit: http://matadornetwork.com

Tweet Art has always been the most effective form of human expression. Anything translated into a piece of art was once an image or a thought in the human mind; this is why art is always a medium of manifesting the human thought and emotion. The human condition has been depicted via art from the […]

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Creativity is…

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Tweet Melissa Edwards has been working with the idea and implications of Creativity on her own site www.melissaedwards.org.  You should check out her work!  Today, she is back to share something she created using easl.ly, a “place where you can create and share visual ideas online.”  Enjoy!  ~EMP

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