Steam Point Review and Giveaway

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Tweet There’s a new arts integration book on the market and it’s something you should check out for sure! Susan Riley’s new book, Steam Point, is a must have for any teacher interested in arts integration or student learning.  Susan, the arts integration specialist from www.educationcloset.com has taken the three most talked about curricular movements […]

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Inspired by the Common Core…Wait, What?

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Tweet You heard me!  I just implied that the Common Core can be inspiring. I was reading a few things online where the CC was, well, basically being put down and the implications were that teachers see the CC standards and think (sarcastically), “Great!  Something new for me to learn and do.” Woah!  Please, fellow […]

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Stop and Smell the…

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Tweet You know the saying, “Stop and Smell the Roses.”  Well, there’s no doubt that is good advice.  Every so often we need to stop what we are doing and enjoy the world around us. And what is around us?  Oh, so much.  There’s beauty everywhere.  From the things in nature to the beauty in […]

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Financial Education for Children

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Tweet Today, we have an interesting  article about  financial education for children.  The last couple of links provide some good additional reads on this topic and resources to use in your classroom centered around money. So please, when you done reading this great post, spend some time checking out the links Alfonso has provided.  ~EMP […]

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The Earth Without Art

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Tweet I first saw this saying while looking through magazines to create a vision board during last summer’s Teacher Art Retreat.  I quickly tore out the page and hung it in my office at home. Just the other day, I was visiting with a local artist, Renee Schneider (who happens to be this summer’s Teacher […]

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Detach and Choose

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Tweet So, what’s the most popular thing to write about this week?  Yep – New Year’s resolutions.  The posts and articles are everywhere and here I am adding to the mix. In class, I am having my students reflect on their pasts and presents in order to visualize what they want for themselves in the […]

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Volunteer Work Can Help You Become a Better Teacher

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Tweet Happy New Year!  We hope you had and are having an enjoyable holiday season!  Today, we bring you a great post from Dunya Carter who worked as a volunteer English teacher in Thailand.  We hope her experiences give you some inspiration as we start 2013.  ~EMP After finishing my English language and literature studies […]

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Thank You!

Tweet Thank you for registering for the Teacher Art Retreat!  You will get an email confirmation in the next 24 hours. We are looking forward to sharing time with you.  If you would like to take a look at the workshops you will be attending, please visit the 2013 Teacher Art Retreat page. Enjoy your […]

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Going to College Post Military

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Tweet Today, we have a guest blogger and military veteran here to share some advice on what it takes to attend college after the military.  ~EMP Leaving the military for the civilian life is shocking regardless of how long you served. Knowing what to do next is not one of your biggest internal struggles. However, […]

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