It Takes a Village

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Tweet   I had heard the phrase “it takes a village” many times before and after I had children. It was in those first couple of years of raising two kids that I thought it was just an old fashioned saying. However, in the last few years I have come to realize how true this […]

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Priorities

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Tweet The Short Version: For personal and professional reasons, it’s time to reprioritize the place this blog and website have in my life.  While my heart is still very much passionate about The Inspired Classroom and all it stands for, I must change the way things run so that the other pieces of my life […]

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How Can We Not? A reawakening for the importance of artistic expression in the classroom

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Tweet I’m happy to bring you this article from a dear colleague of mine who works hard to always bring wonderful arts integrated lessons into her classroom.  This is a great reflection of her journey this year and hopes for the next.  ~EMP “Mrs. Mitchell, what colors should I use?”   I couldn’t believe what […]

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Similarities Between Running a Business and Teaching Students

Tweet Today, we have Elaine Hurst writing about how running a business and teaching can be similar. This interesting perspective can help us to see that what we do each day in the classroom is really getting our students ready for the read world.  There is so much in our hidden curriculum that is highlighted […]

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Teaching is an Art

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Tweet Kristina Peterson offers us this beautiful piece on teaching.  Enjoy.  ~EMP …then a different question presented itself: “Am I a good teacher?” And he had to answer, “No, I’m not – not always. For teaching is an art: Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t” (Strafford, The Muses Among Us 2003, 70). Once upon […]

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Reflection of Gratefulness

Tweet I want to first thank Elizabeth for inviting me to share a little bit of my thoughts here. I am so fortunate to have people like her in my network to learn from. I am on my day #4 of summer vacation. It’s very early – my body is still in school mode. I […]

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