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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Creative Ways to Teach Kids About the Green Lifestyle

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Tweet Today’s guest post introduces us to some creative ways to get students to learn about being green – a very important topic!  Enjoy.  ~EMP Companies around the globe are investing in cleaner, greener technology – so isn’t it time we invested some of our own energy in boosting students’ eco-awareness? These days, environmental education […]

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Four Techniques on Integrating Creative Teaching into the Classroom

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Tweet In the spirit of creativity in learning, we have a guest post with some ideas for the classroom.  Hope you find something that sparks your creativity!  ~EMP It can be fun when a teacher decides to shake things up in the classroom. Truth be told, some of my best classes were ones where the […]

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Get Your Creative On

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Tweet Creativity is being lost in schools.  ~  Creative teachers are being held back.  ~  Students’ creativity is not being fostered like it should be. I know.  Those are bold statements.  But it is my opinion and it’s made from the things I read and the observations I make in education each and every day. I […]

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An Arts Invitation for YOU!

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Tweet  Do you live or work in New Hampshire, USA?  If so, consider coming to this great event.  If not, check this out and let me know what you think.  We will be discussing Creativity in Learning and the more thoughts and ideas, the better.  So, regardless of whether or not you are able to […]

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Stop and Smell the…

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Tweet You know the saying, “Stop and Smell the Roses.”  Well, there’s no doubt that is good advice.  Every so often we need to stop what we are doing and enjoy the world around us. And what is around us?  Oh, so much.  There’s beauty everywhere.  From the things in nature to the beauty in […]

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Make Time for Creativity

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Tweet The topic of creativity is in the air.  Last night’s #ntchat was about one of my favorite topics: “Creativity in the Classroom.”  There was a lot of great discussion among teachers!  You should visit the #ntchat wiki and read through the archive of the chat. Then just this morning, my friend Melissa Edwards, over […]

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Studio Days – So Important to Our Learning!

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Tweet There’s so much to learn from being creative. That’s the backbone idea behind Studio Days. When you provide an opportunity for students to experience a Studio Day, they are given a chance to create something original from start to finish in a safe, creative environment; given time to reflect on their experience and begin […]

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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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