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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Imagine, Create, Innovate

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Tweet What does it mean to imagine, create and innovate?  These three powerful concepts should be what drives education.  More importantly they should drive professional development.  I like to think of the relationship among these ideas as an ongoing cycle that feeds into another. With inspiring professional development, teachers have time to be creative through […]

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Puppets and movement and tears, oh my!

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Tweet What a wonderful first couple of days at the retreat!  We have been working on our shadow puppet shows with Judith O’Hare of You and Me Puppets which we cannot wait to see.  The amazing collaboration and creativity that is coming out of our retreaters is amazing! On Monday we moved with Deirdre Moore […]

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Create Something!

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Tweet The Teacher Art Retreat is underway and we have an excited group of educators.  Today we move, tomorrow we listen and Wednesday we decoupage.  All through the three days we will be puppeteering, drumming, creating and growing as we learn new skills and develop our talents as artists and teachers.  I can’t wait to […]

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How to Inspire Creative Thinking in the Classroom

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Tweet Advocates of education reform have long complained that our schools, from pre-K to secondary, systematically stifle creativity in students. Sir Ken Robinson’s famous 2006 TED talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is a favorite among many educators. Notwithstanding the obligatory arts classes that are part of most curricula, much of the criticism about schools and […]

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Recycled Project Ideas: Artwork from Recycled Materials

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Tweet With art budgets being slashed all over the place, these great recycled design art projects will really help defer the costs that teachers are often burdened with when it comes to helping students get those creative juices flowing. Picture Frame from a Tissue Box: Photo Credit: WikiHow (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Photo-Frame-out-of-a-Tissue-Box) Tissue boxes are available in so […]

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Recycled Project Ideas: Making School Supplies

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Tweet It goes without saying that teachers everywhere are on a tight budget. We are here to give you some great ideas for craft projects that can be done on a budget using recycled materials or repurposing. School supply organizers will be covered in this article.  Check back soon for some recycled art project ideas. […]

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If I Could Color Creativity

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Tweet If I could color creativity, it would be red. Red is the color of fire – And fiery flames grow and change ever moving, ever flowing.   Red is such a vibrant color, and there are so many shades of it too. Just ask a student to create a palette of reds and see […]

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Creativity is…

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Tweet Melissa Edwards has been working with the idea and implications of Creativity on her own site www.melissaedwards.org.  You should check out her work!  Today, she is back to share something she created using easl.ly, a “place where you can create and share visual ideas online.”  Enjoy!  ~EMP

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