How it Feels to Be a Student – Retreat Reflections

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Tweet I began the retreat hoping to rekindle my creative spirit and renew my interest and passion for integrating the arts in the curriculum. Art is an expression of one’s self and at the start of the retreat I was nervous to share my art–myself–with my fellow retreaters. I, however, ask my learners every single […]

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Captain Kirk Got it Wrong

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Tweet I know you will enjoy Dara’s writing here as she reflects on her time creating and awakening her brain.  I always enjoy sharing examples like this where teachers are inspired by the creative work they do.  ~EMP I have decided that Captain Kirk got it wrong. Space is not the final frontier…art is. It has […]

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How Studio Day Saved My School Year

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Tweet It’s so easy to get sucked into the pressures of teaching: testing, curriculum writing, meetings, assessments, keeping up with lessons, tracking data, the list goes on. I started my school year with a feeling of hope.  We were to work with our new Common Core.  It was a fresh start and although it meant […]

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Live the Creative Process, and then Teach It

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Tweet We learn to write ourselves before we teach students to do so.  We become great swimmers and then teach others to swim.  We master the techniques of throwing a basketball, before we show our kids. The same is true for the creative process.  Living the creative process ourselves, allows us to share it effectively […]

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Trust the Process – From Mourning to Light

Tweet I was first introduced to this phrase when I was getting my masters in Arts and Learning from Endicott College.  My inspiring professor, Stephanie Grenadier, put these words (from Shaun McNiff’s book) into motion for me.  She showed me what they meant by allowing me to follow my own creative process through my classes […]

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The Design Process

Tweet In this post, Judy Lee, an art teacher at the Seacoast Charter School in Kingston, NH, talks about the design process.  She shared this with teachers at the Teacher Art Retreat, so we were able to discuss these steps as we progressed through them.  This is another great way to look at the creative […]

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Imitation – It's Part of the Process

Tweet When you think of the creative process – a learning process – you may think that the person involved needs to be inspired by something and that they are constantly coming up with creative original material.  But that is not always the case, nor should it be.  In fact, I am a firm believer […]

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You Just Can't Skip the Process

Tweet A windy road, A straight shot. Hills and valleys, Easy peasy… Regardless of how we get there – it’s a process! Have you ever been in a situation where you knew where you wanted to go, you just had to get there?  Maybe you needed to complete a task and there were a dozen […]

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The Creative Process and Revision

Tweet Kristina Peterson is back to share her insights about writing, specifically revision – an important part of the writing process, a creative process.  To read more from Kristina, visit her author page, by clicking her name.  ~EMP I had the distinct pleasure of taking a writing class this past summer with Tom Romano during […]

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