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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The Whole Child Philosophy

Tweet As the span of two months comes to a close, I am amazed at the great insights I have seen from the guest bloggers and readers during this series on Arts Integration.  I started the series with The Garden Philosophy, my philosophy of education written as a young ed student awaiting the opportunity to […]

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The Elevator Speech

Tweet What’s an “Elevator Speech”?  It’s a short monologue that expresses something about which you are passionate.  Imagine yourself in an elevator with someone who is talking with someone else or to you and then they strike that chord. “But the arts aren’t REALLY that important in education, right?” “How can you really learn anything […]

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Learning With, Through and About Art

Tweet In my last post, on Engagement, I was responding to a post by Jessica Wakefield  called,  “Learning In and Through the Arts.” The title reminded me of a text I was reading for an “Arts and Learning” CAGS course through Plymouth State University a few months back titled Arts and Learning by Merryl Goldberg.  In it, […]

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Tweet I’ve just finished reading a post by Jessica Wakefield called,  “Learning In and Through the Arts.” In it, she discusses the whole child and the importance of students’ engagement with the material they are learning. Research and years of experience reinforce the power of integrating the arts to engage students in every dimension of […]

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Collaboration in Action – Music Listening Experiences

Tweet Many of our readers are interested in actual lesson plans and ideas.  So, here you go! My mind over the last week has been focused on collaboration and how it is the key to effective integration.   We cannot all be experts in everything, so we need to ask for assistance with things we may […]

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PLN Collaboration

Tweet For the past couple of months, I have had the great opportunity to collaborate with some amazing people in my PLN (personal learning network).  People a few blocks away to ones 3000 miles away – it doesn’t matter.  When someone is in your PLN, you become connected by an interest, no, a passion and […]

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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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TRICing Kids

Tweet We are here to TRIC kids.  At least I know I am.  I’m a teacher and I do it all the time.  Yes, I TRIC them and I’m proud of it! A few years ago I was talking with one of the (many) administrators I have worked with in my 12 years and he […]

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