Art For The Ages

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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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How Studio Day Saved My School Year

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Tweet It’s so easy to get sucked into the pressures of teaching: testing, curriculum writing, meetings, assessments, keeping up with lessons, tracking data, the list goes on. I started my school year with a feeling of hope.  We were to work with our new Common Core.  It was a fresh start and although it meant […]

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Motivational Stunts – Can a Little Laugh Go a Long Way in Education?

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Tweet I remember working for a principal that would promise to climb a rock wall and touch the gym ceiling if the students read a set number of minutes.  Then there was a teacher I taught with who joined the rest of the basketball team in shaving his head in front of the school to […]

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Get Creative with Kindness – 4 Activities for the Classroom

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Tweet Kindness is something that should be fostered all year round.  Yet, this week is a great time to emphasize kindness as a way to harness all the excitement that may come from the arrival of Valentine’s Day.  At the elementary level, Valentine’s Day is a BIG deal – full of excitement, decorated paper bags […]

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Creative Ways to Teach Kids About the Green Lifestyle

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Tweet Today’s guest post introduces us to some creative ways to get students to learn about being green – a very important topic!  Enjoy.  ~EMP Companies around the globe are investing in cleaner, greener technology – so isn’t it time we invested some of our own energy in boosting students’ eco-awareness? These days, environmental education […]

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Four Techniques on Integrating Creative Teaching into the Classroom

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Tweet In the spirit of creativity in learning, we have a guest post with some ideas for the classroom.  Hope you find something that sparks your creativity!  ~EMP It can be fun when a teacher decides to shake things up in the classroom. Truth be told, some of my best classes were ones where the […]

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Get Your Creative On

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Tweet Creativity is being lost in schools.  ~  Creative teachers are being held back.  ~  Students’ creativity is not being fostered like it should be. I know.  Those are bold statements.  But it is my opinion and it’s made from the things I read and the observations I make in education each and every day. I […]

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An Arts Invitation for YOU!

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Tweet  Do you live or work in New Hampshire, USA?  If so, consider coming to this great event.  If not, check this out and let me know what you think.  We will be discussing Creativity in Learning and the more thoughts and ideas, the better.  So, regardless of whether or not you are able to […]

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