TIC – A New Beginning

Tweet This may ramble a little – just need to get some thoughts out… For a leadership class I am currently enrolled in, I am to assess the environment I hope to change. Right now, I am in the middle of doing some reading and developing a survey. This is not easy. I feel like […]

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The Inspired Classroom

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Teacher Field Trips

Tweet This month, the The Inspired Classroom will be officially starting two new ways to get in touch with teachers – newsletters and field trips! The first newsletter is set to be sent out on Thursday 11/5. It will be a short intro to TIC (The Inspired Classroom) and hopefully will spark interest and help […]

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21st Century Skills

Tweet I’ve been hearing a lot about 21st century skills! They are all over education, being talked about in the biz world and there was an panel at the AEP (Arts Education Partnership) Forum this past month in Cambridge that talked about these skills and how THE ARTS can play a part in their development […]

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response to "Learning to Take Risks, by Taking Risks on Art"

Tweet Thank you for sharing this story. It is a true testament to arts education and the values of all arts-infused learning. As a teacher, I hope I inspire my students to develop these skills that are intrinsic to the arts. Not just in arts education, but in arts integration is this possible. These are […]

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Being a Creative Teacher is OK! – a lesson in Main Idea

Tweet Scripted Teaching – yuck! But is it part of our everyday teaching routine. Our reading and math series are so planned out, that it is rare that I make an actual lesson plan. The editors have given objectives, procedures, warm up activities, enrichment ideas, projects, games, material lists, materials and extra practice, to name […]

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So many assessments!

Tweet I just attended a workshop about assessments and in particular, we looked at the results of our state’s high stakes testing (MCAS). We scanned, compared, looked at the challenges and weaknesses of our students in terms of what is tested and then our principal asked us to create a list of other ways we […]

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In Response to Mae Jemison talk on Ted.com

Tweet Mae Jemison spoke on Ted.com about connecting and teaching the arts and sciences together. Thank you for this message. It is necessary that this is widespread and understood. Arts are connected to all disciplines and need to be integrated, infused into all aspects of our education system. Our system is flawed and based in […]

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AEP Forum – An Urgent Message

Tweet After attending the two day forum in Cambridge, MA hosted by AEP (Arts Education Partnership), it is evident that there is an urgency to bring arts education and integration into the forefront of our education system. Now is the time to get inspired and be inspiring to your students. It is through the arts […]

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