Motivational Ideas On How To Boost A Child’s Passion For Learning Throughout The Entire School Year

Tweet Here are some great ideas to mill around your head now and throughout the year.  Consider how they can be adapted to your own classroom and teaching situation and please add comments to share your ideas.  ~EMP As the start of the school year arrives, students fly through the classroom doors unsure of what […]

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Classroom Ideas for Just One Drum

Tweet A drum can be powerful.  I love drums!  Although not a drummer (well, in my heart I think I am), I sure can beat on one. 😉  How much fun would it be to bring the intensity and enjoyment that so many people have with drums into the classroom?  Here are some great ideas […]

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Social Media and Video Games: the New Textbooks

Tweet Today’s guest post is an interesting point of view about how social media (SM) and video games can help teachers and students.  Of course, we at The Inspired Classroom believe firmly in making sure students of all ages are online and gaming with parental supervision and are monitored so that their screen time is […]

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Helping Your Home-Schooled Child Make the Transition to College

Tweet Today’s guest post focuses on home-schooled children and what their teachers can do to make sure they are ready for college.  The introduction touches on some interesting research.  I wonder if all educators can learn something from the innate home-schooling model and apply it to other aspects of education.  Please enjoy today’s post and […]

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Create and Celebrate

Tweet This past week was the second annual Teacher Art Retreat and it was a “wonderful three days!” as one of the participant wrote.  We sang, danced, drew, glued, told stories, listened to music, drummed, looked for math in nature, acted, ate, relaxed, played with rocks, the list goes on… One of the coolest things […]

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Are the Arts Fluff?

Tweet Well, first of all  NO! That being said, let’s explore why the answer is no. This week is the summer Teacher Art Retreat and yesterday we spent time in two sessions based in music and storytelling.  Debbie Ambrose started us in the process of composing a song and Lori Cotter led a session in […]

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My Summer Projects

Tweet I know the end of the summer is not here, but it sure feels like it!  The commercials on TV are all about back to school.  I’m getting emails from my principal and our school’s secretary about class lists and sending letters home to parents.  And, to top it off, I’m starting to feel […]

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Anyone Who Thinks Teachers Don’t Do Anything During the Summer, is Just Plain Silly!

Tweet That’s my post… Please add your comments.  😉 ~EMP

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