Erosion Blues

Tweet This past week, my students and I had a great experience as we created a makeshift recording studio in our school and recorded an original piece of music: The Erosion Blues. It is a great example of integration, collaboration and freedom in structure. Integration: The blues was meant to be a culminating project for […]

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Musical Experiences – Composing in the Classroom

Tweet In the spirit of Music in Our Schools month, I would like to reflect some more on how music can build community, this time through composition. With MCAS (Massachusetts’s high stakes test) next week, I think it is necessary to give my students a balance of testing with play. We WILL go outside and […]

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Integrating Music into Your Core Curriculum (K-6)

Tweet Learn how you can integrate music into your core curriculum to motivate and capture the interest of your students, even if you are a not a musician yourself. Including music in meaningful and practical ways doesn’t need to be overwhelming. In this workshop you will learn a variety of techniques to make music an […]

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Building Creativity, Community and Character Through Music

Learn how you can utilize music in your
classroom to build community, instill
strong character and inspire creativity
while teaching your core curriculum, even
if you are not a musician yourself!

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Community Built Through the Arts

Tweet One very effective way to build community in the classroom is through the arts.  You may be an arts teacher or a general ed teacher, a special ed teacher, a musician, an arist or not.  It doesn’t matter!  If you have a group of students in your room then using the arts to build […]

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Norman Rockwell – End Notes

Tweet This is part of the Norman Rockwell integration blog series. To gain access to all the blogs in this series, click the tag “Norman Rockwell”. Doing this blog series, showed me the possibilities of Norman Rockwell’s paintings. The expanse of Rockwell’s works seem limitless – what an amazing collection of masterpieces. They always entertain […]

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Protected: Norman Rockwell – Activity 7 Cause and Effect

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Protected: Norman Rockwell – Activity 6 – Character Studies

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Our Own Interpretations

Tweet It is fortunate that the blog series this month has been centered around the visual art of Norman Rockwell since it has coincided with our teacher field trip to a most wonderful museum inBoston– theIsabellaStewartGardnerMuseum.Though none of his works are in this museum, the ideas of viewing, appreciating and enjoying art seems to be […]

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