5 Ways to Use Art To Teach History

Guernica (1937), Picasso

Tweet When I was in grade school I remember hating history. I knew it was important to learn about, but the material was always so dull and uninteresting. Now that I’m older I love history. History really isn’t dull or boring at all. There are so many big events that have taken place in the […]

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Call for Proposals for the 2014 Teacher Art Retreat

Ayanna presented at T.A.R. 2011.  "Poetry Unhinged - It's Just Words, Man"

Tweet It’s that time of year! I’m so excited that we are starting plans for this summer’s Teacher Art Retreat. Our workshop sessions are always so wonderful because they are led by teachers and artists who allow the participants to dig into a project, gain experiences and reflect on them.  We’ve had everything from music […]

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Origami in the Classroom – Hands-On How-To

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Tweet Good educators are those who engage a number of different learning styles. Visual, kinesthetic, and auditory are among the most commonly discussed of these, though philosophers of pedagogy recognize dozens more. Lesson plans that appeal to multiple styles at once not only boost classroom engagement, but also increase performance and rates of transfer. Bringing […]

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Five Fun Ways to Reflect on the School Term

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Tweet At the end of a term, students and teachers can breathe a sigh of relief safe in the knowledge that the bulk of the work is done and we can all look forward to a relaxing and fun last day of school before a well-deserved break. Some teachers like to bring in games or […]

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A Simple Introduction to the Montessori Education Method

grace painting

Tweet The Montessori Education Method is a special method of education that was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The method was designed to ensure that children are given the right level of education in accordance with their needs. Most of the material for this method came from observations of children’s needs from all over the world. […]

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Musical Instruments Every Child Should Try at Least Once

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Tweet Everyone loves music and there are many people who not only enjoy listening to music, they enjoy playing it as well. Whether it is a profession or just a hobby, playing music carries a variety of benefits, especially for children. Research shows that learning to play an instrument can be incredibly beneficial to the […]

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Recycled Project Ideas: Artwork from Recycled Materials

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Tweet With art budgets being slashed all over the place, these great recycled design art projects will really help defer the costs that teachers are often burdened with when it comes to helping students get those creative juices flowing. Picture Frame from a Tissue Box: Photo Credit: WikiHow (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Photo-Frame-out-of-a-Tissue-Box) Tissue boxes are available in so […]

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Recycled Project Ideas: Making School Supplies

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Tweet It goes without saying that teachers everywhere are on a tight budget. We are here to give you some great ideas for craft projects that can be done on a budget using recycled materials or repurposing. School supply organizers will be covered in this article.  Check back soon for some recycled art project ideas. […]

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And the Beat Goes On!

teachers drumming

Tweet So, Monday evening I was concerned and writing about how we retreaters were told there is “NO Music!” at the Community Center where we were holding our annual Teacher Art Retreat and enjoying each other’s company for 15 minutes after lunch through a drumming circle. Well, many people chimed in with their opinions (thank […]

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