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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Arts Integration Party!

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Tweet You read that right!  We are going to have an arts integration party this coming week and you are invited!  Susan Riley of Education Closet and I are going to host this event.  It’s a “TwitParty” which means the event will be completely online and done through Twitter.  The #artsint party is a chance […]

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Arts Integration PLC

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Tweet What can happen when teachers get together to discuss student learning?  Lots – and not just for the students, for the teachers too.  That is what I have discovered through the organization of our district’s Arts Integration PLC.  Nearly three years ago, I sent out an email to all the teachers in Amesbury, Massachusetts […]

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Get in the Conversation

Tweet The art of the conversation tends to be a lost one, and yet it is such an effective means of learning.  Listening and responding, call and response, you are almost in a constant state of learning and reflection.   Conversing is an important part of a teacher’s journey.  Here are some reflections on how I […]

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Collaborate to Integrate

Tweet Another post on this site, “What is True Arts Integration” sparked a little bit of dialogue and last night I was replying to the comments that had been made.  While doing so, I found an important key concept in arts integration ringing through – Collaboration. Collaboration has been discussed here and on other blogs […]

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Teacher Field Trips

Tweet I cruised down the road for my morning commute to school. It was Friday, no kids in the car, sun was out, radio was on and then the beat started to pound, Lady Gaga’s Just Dance started. YES! Volume turned up, hips started to move, head bobbed and fingers tapped. “I need to get […]

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PLaiC – Experience, Reflect, Apply

Tweet This past week, a group of teachers that work in my district got together for our monthly (3 months strong!) PLaiC meeting.  This is a PLC (Professional Learning Community) session that centers around Arts Integration.  The format for this session was different than that in the past and I believe it was very effective.  […]

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PLaiC – May 2010

Tweet PLaiC: EXPERIENCE, REFLECT, APPLY A group of Amesbury teachers PreK-12 meet as a PLC (Professional Learning Community) to discuss arts integration and its impact on students.

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PLCs and PLNs – Go Us!

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Tweet Over the past few months, I have become involved in two very powerful teaching communities: a PLC and a PLN.  Both of these collaborative groups have changed my teaching in very positive ways, mostly because the premise behind each of them is to gain knowledge through other professional educators, AKA – US! The PLC […]

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