Winter TAR Schedule Released

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Tweet It has been an exciting few months planning and getting registrants for the first ever Winter Teacher Art Retreat!  With only 2 spots left, I thought I’d share the schedule we plan to enjoy in the hopes that we can make this a sell out event!  Meals and lodging are included and there are […]

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Finding Inspiration

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Tweet Every few weeks or so, my mother and I go to Symphony Hall in Boston.  It’s always fun to go into Boston at night, drink a glass of wine and enjoy quality music, but last week was particularly wonderful.  I always enjoy a good piano sontata and being able to listen to one by […]

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Get Inspired!

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Tweet Rejuvenating! Having Conversations,  Making Connections Total Participation Creating and Sharing These are some of the responses that were told to me in the last 20 minutes of past Teacher Art Retreats.  I don’t want you to miss out on this type of amazing experience! I am always so energized by the time we have together at […]

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Music’s Effect

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Tweet Yesterday morning, my next door teacher did something to me – she played music – and it affected my whole body.  She put on the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to create an atmosphere of calm in her room and, working in a modified open concept classroom, the sounds infiltrated my room and […]

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2015 Integrated Arts Conference

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Tweet   Every year, Plymouth State University in New Hampshire organizes a wonderful integrated arts conference.  Here is a run down of what you can expect.  If you are interested in attending, please be sure to click the link for more information.  ~EMP All elementary and secondary teachers involved with the arts, special education and […]

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Inspire Yourself

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Tweet Every so often you need to do something for yourself: go out for drinks with an old friend, sit on the beach with a good book or even just carve out 30 minutes to watch a show on the couch in your PJs with no interruptions.  (Those are three of my favorites!) With the […]

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Call for Proposals for the 2014 Teacher Art Retreat

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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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A Ray of Sunshine for this Blogger

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Tweet It’s nice to be recognized as a blogger every so often.  A couple of weeks ago, Jon Harper ‏@Jonharper70bd, a new Twitter follower of mine recognized me and 10 other bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  Jon’s blog is Bailey & Derek’s Daddy, where he blogs about his thoughts on leadership and education.  The Sunshine Blogger Award […]

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Revitalization

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Tweet   It’s a new year, and I think I’m ready to take it on!  After months of turmoil, things are settling back down into normalcy.  (Well, we’re crossing our fingers!)  My daughter was diagnosed with PANDAS1 (yes, that’s an old fashioned footnote and not a link!) and it put our family into a spin.  In the […]

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