No More Desk!

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Tweet I did it!  I’ve been thinking about it for years (like 7 years) and I finally decided to get rid of my teacher desk! The idea first came to me at a Responsive Classroom workshop where one of the lead teachers talked about how he gave up his desk and gained more space for […]

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Plan Ahead: 7 Online Tools To Streamline Your Teaching

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Tweet Various studies have shown that by making lessons more technology based and interactive, teachers can increase their pupils’ level of engagement with any given subject. Teachers can also utilize online applications to help them plan and organize their day to day tasks. However, with the teaching tools market rapidly expanding and new apps and […]

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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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The Rule Of Five

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Tweet If you are working with a child who struggles to read, or has dyslexia, you will know that there are periods of time you both can feel like you’re in a losing battle. It can be hard to know how to encourage the child through that struggle while also teaching them and correcting their […]

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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!

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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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No Music!

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Tweet Every so often, you have a situation where someone surprises you with their dislike of something you love.  That’s what happened today on the first day of the Teacher Art Retreat. Don’t get me wrong, it was a WONDERFUL day full of creativity, great people and fun.  But, well, here’s the story. After lunch […]

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Lessons From Family Art Night

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Tweet We often have a family movie night or family game night, but for the past couple of weeks, my kids have been asking for a family art night and finally, we did it.  It was great.  We each created our own thing using materials of our choice and were able to share and display […]

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Creative Motivation: Keep Your Students Interested

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Tweet Sure, students are coming back to school and may be naturally motivated by a new school year, but here are some great thoughts and ideas of how to keep that going throughout.  ~EMP Every student learns a little bit differently. As a teacher you are well versed in this. You also know how hard […]

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