My Summer Projects

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Tweet I know the end of the summer is not here, but it sure feels like it!  The commercials on TV are all about back to school.  I’m getting emails from my principal and our school’s secretary about class lists and sending letters home to parents.  And, to top it off, I’m starting to feel […]

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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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Summertime!

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Tweet It’s summertime at The Inspired Classroom! For so many teachers summertime is a time for a little R&R.  Don’t get me wrong, it is for me too!  I love having a chance to spend time with my kids, hit the beach and vacation with my family.  It’s also a great chance to clean the […]

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The Poetry Project eResource is Here!

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Tweet Just in time for April (Poetry Month) and as a send out to March (Literacy Month), I’ve finally epublished my latest eresource – The Poetry Project as the first in a series I will continue to add to in the months ahead. The series of books is The Independent Project Series.  The purpose of […]

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Balance

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Tweet Balance – That’s my one word resolution for 2012. Last week on the Art of Education blog, my PLN friend Jessica Balsley wrote a post about how she is going to make her new year’s resolution in one word.  At first, I thought this was a little crazy, but as I read on, I […]

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Reviewing 2011, Looking Ahead to 2012

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Tweet Just as so many sites are doing, I too am giving you a look at the past year and a glimpse into the future of The Inspired Classroom. This year saw some fun new ventures.  I held my first arts integration grad course this summer with great success.  Also this summer was the first […]

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Put Things into Perspective

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Tweet The end of 2011 has me really thinking about life, work, parenthood, and teacherhood.  I’m trying to put things into perspective.  What are the tops of my lists?  At home – quality time with my family.  At school – time to invest in the learning of my students.  This vacation break, I’ve decided to […]

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Holiday Music Bringing Joy in the Classroom

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Tweet Music does bring us joy.  We listen to it, sing it, perform it, stand in awe of it.  Whether we are musicians or not, there is a place in our hearts for music.  The holidays are no different.  I love using music in many ways during the holidays: as we decorate our tree I […]

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Get Back to Inspired – A Thank You!

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Tweet Ever feel like your muse has let you down?  Ever need a little inspiration?  That’s where I am right about now.  Uninspired.  There’s a long list of things to do and no good place to start them.  The holidays are bogging me down, not lifting me up.  My students, as much as I love […]

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