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Teacher Self-Care List

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Soundtracking Your Classroom

This quick reference freebie shows you the 6 Steps to Soundtracking your Classroom, gives tips for picking and playing music and has a link to my favorite playlist for Soundtracking work time for your students.
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Articles Just for Arts Teachers…

Is Your Professional Development Teacher-Centered?

Your PD is important! It’s important for your professional development (PD) to be Teacher-Centered so that you can get the most out of it. You need to take charge of your learning and in turn inspire your students. Here, I share 5 questions you can ask to see if the...

The Did List

We all have To Do lists, but what's on your DID List?? I always seem to have a bunch of To Do lists: one for personal, one for family, one for school, one for the future...  The To Do lists seem to be unending, don't they? Well, today, I want you to consider a...

LEDs in ART!

When you hear the term STEAM, what do you think of?  Building? Problem solving? Group work? A hot cup of Joe? Getting ready to make spaghetti? Do you ever think of lights?   Ya!  Lights!   At this summer’s Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat,...

ART-evator Speech

Check out why Andy Smith, a HS arts educator and author-illustrator believes arts is important for students' learning including why we need to go from STEM to STEAM.    Can't see the video?  Visit the ART-evator speech on YouTube. And now go check out his author site...

Global Education & the ARTS

This guest post comes from a "repeater retreater" (TAR17 and WTAR18)  and HS Arts Teacher, Aileen Maconi who is passionate about global education. Aileen is also presenting at the 2018 Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat!  ~EMP The Need for Global Education in Our...

Arts Integration for the Art Teacher

When a teacher hears about arts integration, they probably think of the general classroom teacher embedding artistic experiences into their classroom lessons. Then, they may think of other teachers: special education, ELL, reading specialist, etc. But arts integration...

The Part Arts Play in Today’s Learning

Education Yesterday and Today The world continues to change at a rapid pace and there’s a constant buzz in education about closing the global achievement gap and developing 21st century skills. Education is changing to meet these needs.  Focus on new, global skills...

Art at a Science Museum

Over the summer I was finally able to bring my family to the Boston Museum of Science. My kids are at the perfect age to enjoy and explore the exhibits and activities: everything from the dinosaurs to the electricity, the explorations of sound and space. We saw a show...

The Arts and Trauma

Trauma and the Classroom The adjustment counselor at my school introduced me to the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, today's leading expert on trauma treatment.  It seems that we are discussing things like trauma and social-emotional learning a lot in education and so...

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Free SEAL Starter Kit

Get started right away with SEAL with this Starter Kit. Included are how all the social-emotional learning competencies are naturally connected to the arts, 4 SEAL activities, 2 of our most popular SEAL lessons and our best SEAL tool: the emotion wheel. 
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Library Summer Camp

Cindy is a professional storyteller.  How exciting to have her guest blog!  Please check out her blog and follow her on Twitter (@CindyMarieJ). ~EMP I’ll cut to the chase.  I know more about Greek mythology because half my summers were spent in my father’s library...

The Community that Art Built

It always amazes me how quickly a community can be build when art is involved.  I was reminded about this last week, during the grad class I taught in arts integration and the creative process when I saw it happen again.  During our five day class we created visual...

Music: Key to Happiness

Music has a great impact on the body and to the soul.   It affect your social and emotional well-being.  Every song you hear can affect you and at times remind you of the different experiences in your life. It can sometimes make or break you. Oftentimes, music can...