Practice What I Preach

Tweet Practice what I preach…that has been a saying in the back of my head for the last few weeks. Our state testing for math starts today and it has been a real challenge balancing test prep with innovative, meaningful teaching. In the past few weeks, I’ve had to squeeze in math topics we hadn’t […]

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ArtsEd Vs ArtsInt

Tweet Arts education and arts integration are two different things.  I find that some people don’t quite understand this and therefore may feel unqualified or disinterested in learning about what they have to offer their students.  Here, I am setting out to clarify a few things. Let’s get a couple of critical questions out of […]

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Arts Integration School

Tweet Recently, I was honored to be invited to visit an arts integration school here in New Hampshire.  The Seacoast Charter School in Kingston, NH is devoted to providing their students with both arts education and integration as a means to a well rounded education. During my visit, I was welcomed into all classrooms to […]

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No Closed Doors, Just Open Spaces

Tweet Before I begin, I want you to know that I hear you rapping the title of this post to the line in Bust a Move by Young MC, “No fine girls, just ugly faces…” Ok, I know that’s bad, but stick with me! There is an actual post coming… I was rereading a post […]

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Appreciating Mothers – Our First Teachers

Tweet When you think about appreciating those who have taught you well, do you also think of your mother?  I do! She has taught me so much.  I think of all the lessons she has modeled for me throughout my life in topics from boys to academia to love in and of family to the […]

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Arts Integration Course this Summer

Tweet Here’s an exciting opportunity for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas:  An Arts Integration graduate level course!  If you are in the Maine/Massachusetts/New Hampshire area this summer, you may want to invest some time into this!  Read on for details: I am excited to announce that I will be conducting a graduate […]

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Teacher Appreciation

Tweet I am SO looking forward to today!!!  I love it when our wonderful PTA provides us with a Teacher Appreciation lunch.  It is truly lovely, relaxing and, well, leaves me very full of great food!  (I remember blogging about this luncheon last year! ;-p)  But to top it off, they cover our duties so […]

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Animoto for the Classroom

Tweet I love Animoto!  It is so easy to use and fun too!  I’ve been trying to make more videos for my class and for my You Tube channel and have been stuck on Windows Media Player.  But since I have really started using Animoto, it will be my go to movie creating platform for […]

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Jazzing up Your Resources

From http://www.anthonyflood.com/

Tweet It’s Jazz Appreciation Month and whether you teach music or love music, this is a great time to share this American art form with your students. As you may know about me already, I am a huge proponent of actively listening to music in the classroom (ALL classrooms).  Sharing listening experiences with your students […]

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