Classroom Design – A Little Like Starbucks

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Tweet As teachers, we spend 7 (8, 9…) hours each day inside our classrooms, they become our second home. They magically expand with our growing class sizes…nope, just kidding, although I would love one of those expander spells they put on the tents at the Quidditch World Cup in Harry Potter and the Goblet of […]

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A Simple Introduction to the Montessori Education Method

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Tweet The Montessori Education Method is a special method of education that was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The method was designed to ensure that children are given the right level of education in accordance with their needs. Most of the material for this method came from observations of children’s needs from all over the world. […]

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Put Things into Perspective

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Tweet The end of 2011 has me really thinking about life, work, parenthood, and teacherhood.  I’m trying to put things into perspective.  What are the tops of my lists?  At home – quality time with my family.  At school – time to invest in the learning of my students.  This vacation break, I’ve decided to […]

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Developing Learners

Teacher and Student In A Classroom At School

Tweet Guest bloggers on The Inspired Classroom and I have often touched upon personal philosophies of education.  These philosophies have ranged from technology to special ed, to education and teaching in general.  My first written philosophy of ed (from about 13 years ago) compared teaching to gardening, and I was brought back to those images […]

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Sowing Seeds

Tweet Have you ever really stopped to think about where greatness comes from?  Really – I mean where great things come from.  They don’t just pop up, they grow: great ideas, great events, great people who do great things.  Each of these has a beginning, a seed.  Whether we are talking about a person who […]

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The Daffodil Principle

Tweet My grandmother loved them, undoubtedly because they were a sure sign of spring.  When my husband and I bought our home, it came with daffodils lining up the rock wall and rounding the corner of our house.  It was that first spring living here that I too fell in love with the brilliantly colored […]

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Conversations in the Classroom – The Cocktail Party Philosophy

Tweet Neurons in the Brain by Benedict Campbell – Wellcome Images Talking about your learning is one of the best ways to make your learning stick.  The brain is able to make better connections when you are active in your learning.  Actually speaking what you believe or what you are learning is a way to […]

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Why use technology in education?

Tweet Here is a great post by Melissa Edwards.  I find this dillema to be so true: teachers are asked to use a tech tool and to make it fit with what they’re teaching. Or a teacher may find a cool tool and in wanting so much to try it, they find a way to […]

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A Special Educator’s Philosophy on the Importance of Educational Technology

Tweet Today’s guest blogger, Meg Wilson, comes to us with  a background in special education.  She has seen what opportunities technology can provide for all students.  Be sure to check out Meg’s website, www.ipodsibilities.com.  ~EMP Education today is changing with the help of technology. Students now have access to tools that allow them to enhance […]

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