Say Yes To Teaching Outdoors

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Tweet Whether you are heading back to school after the long summer break or anticipating the end of a school year, it can be tricky to engage young minds that may be filled with thoughts of playgrounds, beaches and sunshine. But rather than confining learning to the classroom, why don’t you show children that learning […]

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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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Arts Integration in the School Library

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Tweet Today, a colleague of mine has offered her own reflection on her school year as our school librarian and teacher.  She works hard to integrate the arts into her lessons and shares some of what she has done with the readers of The Inspired Classroom.  ~EMP I have been taking professional development with a […]

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Fun & Educational Classroom Activities to Teach Kids about Other Cultures

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Tweet Today’s guest post looks at possible lesson plans concerning cultural differences showing consideration of a range of subjects, from food to clothing.  Enjoy! ~EMP When children learn about different cultures, it helps them to build a broader understanding and enables them to engage with the world around them. From food to music, our society […]

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Designing Digital Comic Books 101

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Tweet Today, we have a guest blogger who is sharing some knowledge about designing a comic book.  Enjoy!  ~EMP If you are interested in visual art in any form, it is likely that you spent your childhood admiring the art inside your comic books. For me personally, comics were the first substantial artwork I ever […]

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Creative Writing: 5 Classic Poems That Will Inspire Your Students

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Tweet Need a poem to spark your students’ interests?  Here are a handful of ideas for all ages from Louise Blake.  Try them out and let us know what you think.  Better yet, add some other great poem titles to try!  ~EMP Some of the earliest stories I recall learning were in the form of […]

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5 Poetic Forms That Are Perfect for the Classroom

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Tweet Have you flicked through the most popular children’s books at your local bookstore or library recently? If you have, chances are you noticed that most of them, especially the ones for much younger readers, are written in rhyming verse of one style or another. Poetry is a great way of teaching and subsequently encouraging […]

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Web Conferencing—an Aid for Learning

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Tweet Web Conferencing has so many purposes in education today.  Enjoy today’s guest post which explores a few of them!  ~EMP In today’s technologically advanced world, people can be reached anytime and anywhere. With web conference services, not only do businesses are given the chance to benefit from them but professional educators and students as […]

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