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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Beethoven’s 241st

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Tweet I love celebrating Beethoven’s birthday each year!  And this year, his 241st birthday is no different.  My plans for the day today include: Having my students complete their math open response question which is based on Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Having my students work on their fact and opinion project using leveled Beethoven biographies. Conducting […]

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Make Writing Fun Early On

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Tweet Sarah Morris, from Primrose preschools, shares a post with us today about how to cultivate a great love of literacy with children. ~EMP Young children love to imitate what the adults in their lives are doing. They will happily “clean” the house while Mom performs her chores or “mow” the lawn in imitation of […]

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All-Beethoven Recital

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Tweet Thursday night I attended an All-Beethoven concert at the Fraser Performance Studio at the WGBH building in Boston.  It was an intimate setting where the radio station was recording a tribute to Beethoven to be aired on his birthday!  (It was awesome and I will elaborate in another post.) So many musical organizations plan […]

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Celebrate Beethoven in the Classroom

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Tweet Special Announcement! It’s finally here – a new addition to The Inspired Classroom’s book store…. and it’s a good one too! Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven in the Classroom: A Resource for Classroom Teachers and Music Teachers Alike by Elizabeth M. Peterson This eResource is built for any teacher who enjoys music, especially that of […]

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Taiwan English Teachers Develop Artistic Side

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Tweet Brittany Lyons offers us an interesting perspective on English teachers in Taiwan who are using their art to help themselves create a sense of home. ~EMP Although teaching English in a non-English speaking nation has become a popular short-term career choice for many recent college graduates and even those with PhDs, it is far […]

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Book Sale

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Tweet It’s still Cyber Monday-Week, so we’ve cut the prices on books.  Consider getting an arts integration book for yourself or someone else for the upcoming holiday or just because.  Inspired by Listening, usually $24.95 is now $20 and Integrating the Works of Norman Rockwell into Reading Instruction, usually $4.95 is now only $2.95! Quick […]

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The Classroom S–t–r–e–t–c–h

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Tweet I’m completing a online wellness challenge through my school’s health insurance.  Overall, I’m logging in my time exercising each day and weight each week, but each week there is also some other challenge.  One week it was to eat up to 9 servings of fruits and veggies, the next it was to keep a […]

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Homework is Boring

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Tweet This is not going to be a post about how I am against homework.  (Although, I do have mixed feelings about it.) This is not a post about how we need to make homework more meaningful for our students.  (Although it may get there eventually.) It’s about the societal attitude in this country (and […]

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