Thank You for 2010 – A Message to My PLN

Tweet At this point in my career, I do not know what I would do without my PLN. You guys are great! Over the last 12 months, I have poured my professional (and as is so connected, at times my personal) heart out over this wonderful profession we share: education. As Beethoven once said, “I […]

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Student Blogging – Piloting a Program

Tweet This week some students of mine have begun the blogging process.  They are very excited and so am I. Since the beginning of the school year, they have been writing in their “Reflection Journals” at the end of every day, reflecting on what they have learned in the various subjects and about themselves as […]

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Reflection Time

Tweet I am learning everyday how important reflection time is. For me is has come from regular blogging. I can honestly say that blogging has helped me to develop some very strong beliefs about the profession I love. It has become a self-propelled professional development where I am continually growing. This year the other fourth […]

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Edu Blogger's Balancing Act – Powered by Passion

How did I get here? I wonder that every so often as I find myself writing and checking posts, emails, tweets and DMs late into the night… typing, typing, typing. My desk is a mess and my head needs to clear, but there is still a smile on my face. Why? Because I’m following my professional heart and doing what I’m passionate about. I teach, I learn, I inspire – I’m an educator in the 21st century!

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Highlights from the Arts Integration Series

Tweet For the past two months, our posts at The Inspired Classroom have been about arts educuation and integration.  It has been a wonderful journey taken with many guest bloggers and readers that have commented and tweeted our posts.   Because of the great body of content we have collected, I would like to take this […]

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Studio Days

Studio Day

Tweet It is quite an honor to host the featured edBlog of the week this week!  Thank you to all who voted for the Inspired Classroom. Enjoy your time on the website and blog!  EMP Last year I tried a new idea with my fourth graders – Studio Day and it was a hit!  Please, […]

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A Review for ME!

Tweet How excited I was when yesterday I saw a wonderful post by Shelley Krause @butwait about my book, Inspired by Listening: Teaching Your Curriculum While Actively Listening to Music.  This book is where is all started years ago when I decided to make music part of my life forever.  I took the lyrics by […]

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… And We Receive …

Tweet Receive is one of those words I have to think about before I write it.  You know, “i before e, except after c.”  (Really, I have to do this every time.) But after doing Yoga (pretty much for the first time) the other day, it took on a whole new meaning.  Our TIC summer […]

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Make Me a Guru

Tweet In the second section of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert travels to India to study the discipline of Yoga.  Early on in the section she takes the time to explain some of the important words used (that we can tend to take for granted). “The word Guru is  composed of two Sanskrit syllables.  […]

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