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Articles Just for Arts Teachers…

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...

The Earth Without Art

I first saw this saying while looking through magazines to create a vision board during last summer's Teacher Art Retreat.  I quickly tore out the page and hung it in my office at home. Just the other day, I was visiting with a local artist, Renee Schneider (who...

Are the Arts Fluff?

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...

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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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