Fraction Rhythms – Integration, Collaboration and JOY!

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Tweet Today was an example of integration and collaboration at its best! Every Tuesday and Wednesday the music teacher, at my school (and my mentee and friend, Johanna) comes into my classroom for a 30 minute intervention period to assist with whatever we are doing in class.  It is usually math.  Often she wanders the […]

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Mathapalooza

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Tweet What is Mathapalooza? It is a rockin’ awesome idea that my 4th grade team came up with so that we could help motivate kids for the math MCAS testing coming up in mid May. Basically, we are mixing great music with all kinds of math concepts. It’s not arts integration necessarily, but we sure […]

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Teachers Working and Learning Together through Arts Integration

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Tweet I love working with other teachers, and I was so fortunate to do so for the past three weekends in my own district.  14 teachers in Amesbury, MA signed up for and took my Arts Integration course.  It was yet another amazing experience where I was able to work with great teachers in grades […]

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Put Us Together and Give Us Some Time

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Tweet This past week end, I started teaching my arts integration grad course through the district in which I work.  16 teachers from grades Pre K-12 gathered together and worked hard getting started on the track of Arts Integration.  It was wonderful!  We talked, we listened, we created, we collaborated, we connected.  What else can […]

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Creating Common Formative Assessments

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Tweet In my last post, “Common Formative Assessments Built by PLCs,” I talked about what common formative assessments are as a reflection of my reading Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work – New Insights for Improving Schools (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, 2008).   But you may be wondering WHY you would do this.  I’d like to explore […]

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Common Formative Assessments Built by PLCs

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Tweet PLCs are Professional Learning Communities made up of teachers who work together in a professional environment to discuss student work and help student learning. This year, I joined a book club at my school that is reading Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work – New Insights for Improving Schools (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, 2008).  Throught […]

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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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Skyping with Cybraryman

Tweet He’s been asking for over a year, and finally I was able to say, “YES!”  Well, actually, I told Jerry Blumengarten, AKA “Cybraryman” yes when he first asked if my class would like to Skype with him, but the process to make that happen was a little long and slightly complicated. My district, at […]

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The EduCon Experience Part II – Going Beyond

Tweet Again today, I bring you a collaborative piece put together by my team from the EduCon 2.3 session on Arts Integration.  (Find Part I here – A Collaborative Reflection) Here are some words about how we are going beyond the conversation and putting our words into action! ~EMP Contributors: Michelle Baldwin:  http://avenue4learning.com | @michellek107 […]

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