Connect Globally in Your Classroom

Tweet #ntchat (New Teacher Chat) is a great Twitter chat for new teachers and veteran’s alike.  I love attending these forums where all kinds of teachers share great resources and ideas.  Last night’s topic was How can we support new teachers to make Global Connections? and it did not disappoint. Connecting globally is a reality […]

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The Grades are IN

Tweet I just finished posting my grades for report cards which will be going out on Wednesday.  What a relief!  But it is often with a hesitant click, that I post those final grades.  Did I put enough time in?  Did I miss anything?  Did I write enough in the comments?  Will the parents agree?  […]

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Creating Time for Play

Tweet Today,  Renée Peña joins us as a guest blogger sharing her expertise in the importance of play.  She has some great suggestions of how to incorporate play into our daily lives with children.  So, please read, enjoy and share your suggestions too!   You can follow Renée on Twitter @enrichingkids. ~EMP Someone once said: “Play […]

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Reflection Time

Tweet I am learning everyday how important reflection time is. For me is has come from regular blogging. I can honestly say that blogging has helped me to develop some very strong beliefs about the profession I love. It has become a self-propelled professional development where I am continually growing. This year the other fourth […]

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Tech and the Arts

Tweet As the host of a website whose roots are firmly planted in arts education and integration, one may find it odd to have focused a blog series on Technology in the Classroom.  BUT, the truth is that I love both tech and the arts, I embrace both and I strive to use both in […]

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Museum Box

Tweet Again, Melissa comes to us with another great online program to try in the classroom- Museum Box.  What a great resource she is!  Please be sure to follow her at @mwedwards. ~EMP Several months ago, I came across Museum Box and shared it with elementary school teachers as a possible way to do some […]

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A Former Teacher and Principal Welcomes Music Integration

Tweet This Thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks to a special friend I have made on Twitter.  Richard Lakin has been a wonderful supporter (and retweeter) for me even though he lives across the globe.  (That’s the power of social media and a PLN!)  Today I would like to feature his article on the […]

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Playtime in the Computer Clubhouse

Tweet Our school has a “Computer Clubhouse.” It’s an extra computer lab where you can take an entire class without interfering with our computer teacher’s schedule. I try to use it every so often, but I always sign up for a time when we have one of our paperless days. Last week we had a […]

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LiveBinders – Online Organization

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Tweet Melissa Edwards is back to tell us about LiveBinders.  What’s more is she has provided a list of binders to use!  Thanks Melissa!  Be sure to follow her on Twitter @mwedwards.  She is a great resource for your PLN! ~EMP When I was a classroom teacher, I had a 3 ring binder for EVERYTHING! […]

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