Teacher Retreat 2011

Tweet I am so excited to announce The Inspired Classroom’s first ever Teacher Art Retreat summer event! Join teachers from the area who are ready to treat themselves to three days of art making and idea sharing.  Whether you are interested in ARTS INTEGRATION, ART EDUCATION, or just need some time for YOURSELF, this retreat, […]

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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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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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Literacy and the Arts

Tweet This month my focus has been on the parallels between music and literacy.  However, music is not the only art that can be integrated with literacy.  Drama, movement and visual art can as well. Think about the elements of a story.  Each of these art forms tells a story.  In theatre, a story comes […]

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Why the Arts?

Tweet Some people may be wondering… why the arts?  Why when we are so knee deep in preparing for standardized tests do we need the arts?  Why when we are being pushed into using more and more technology do we need the arts?  Why?  Because we do!  The arts mold our culture.  They extend who […]

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Holiday Joy in Arts

Tweet What is it about the arts that bring so much joy to so many people during the holidays?  The music on the radio, concerts, ballets, decorating a tree, creating a wreath,dancing, cooking, singing, telling stories…  these are all natural ways to celebrate the season and they are all embedded in the arts. It’s the […]

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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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Artsed in 5

Tweet The other night, during the #artsed chat led by Joan Weber (@creativityassoc), she tweeted: You have 5 words. Why is #artsed important for children to have in schools? Can you narrow to 5 words? A few people in our wonderful (and powerful) PLN replied.  Here are some of their tweets (including mine): RT @elephantsgerald: […]

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