Hi All! My name is Julie Simon and I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth this summer when I took her course Learning Through the Arts. Since 1997, I have been teaching in an integrated preschool program in a public school. During that time, I spent two years moving and grooving with toddlers through kindergarteners when I had the special assignment of teaching an enrichment class. It was an exciting time for me, because I had the opportunity to share my passion for yoga with my students. Many years ago, I took an 8-year hiatus from teaching in the public schools. During that time I worked in the non-profit arena with school age girls in an after-school and summer program. I feel fortunate to be able to incorporate the arts into many of my daily activities with my students. However, learning with Elizabeth helped me to set a goal of being more purposeful, intentional and thoughtful in my planning of lessons. I also came to understand the value in taking time to create on my own…to enjoy the process and the feelings it evokes. I am pleased to be a part of this very powerful community of artists and inspired educators!
Subscribe to Our Blog
21st century skills active listening activities advocacy anecdotes arts assessments balance collaboration community Creative Process creativity edu in a new era End of the Year experiences Freedom in Structure Getting Started w Arts Int guest bloggers ideas inspiration integration journey lessons listening literacy music Music and Literacy playlist poetry process Professional Development reading reflection reposts and highlights students summer endeavors summer reading Teacher Appreciation Teacher Art Retreat teachers technology The Test TIC Workshops writing