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Thanks for visiting The Inspired Classroom’s page built JUST for YOU!  Here you can find some free resources that pertain specifically to arts teachers.

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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…

Back to School 2020 – Let’s Get Real

Back to School 2020 - Let's Get Real! This school year is like no other. Teachers everywhere are on an emotional rollercoaster as they deal with daily changes and challenges.  Here’s some great advice on how to handle this and keep your sanity by focusing on what’s...

Origami and Math

Origami and Math Math and origami have a lot in common!  There are just so many math vocabulary terms you can explore and teach while you fold.  In this video, you will learn how to integrate many math concepts as you discover mindFOLDness create an origami box. Have...

How to Make a Flextangle

How to Make a Flextangle Origami, math, art and a fidget.  Today we are going to look at how to integrate all of that by making a flextangle! Making a Flextangle integrates art, math, origami and even some SEL.  This is a great way to add a little creativity in your...

How to Make a Mini Book

How to Make a Mini Book A mini book can be a simple, yet fun way to work on any kind of content.  Use it when you are teaching or learning something new.  Make one to show your knowledge.  Create a mini book and then write a story, a cartoon or show off some drawings....

3 Ways the Arts will Help with Back to School

3 WAYS THE ARTS WILL HELP WITH BACK TO SCHOOL The ARTs are necessary for helping to transition our students back to school or into a new classroom.  No matter if we are teaching face-to-face or remotely, the arts can build community, help with students’ SEL, and...

10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

You can excel at teaching remotely with these 10 tips. Here are 10 Tips for Teaching Remotely. These tips focus on good teaching strategies that you already have and can transfer to what you are doing now with remote teaching and distance learning. Let's connect and...

How to Make Homemade Paint 4 Ways

Making Paint At Home Can Be Easy! Here are 4 ways to make paint using materials you or your students have in your kitchens! This is great for distance learning and at-home art time. If you don’t have many art materials at home, try these 4 ways to create paint and...

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?​ 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...

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...

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    March into Music and Literacy (original)

    March is one of my favorite months at The Inspired Class as we devote all the posts to Music and Literacy!  We already have some guest bloggers lined up to provide you with great information and have a few surprises too.  In this post, you will get a listing of some...

    Back to School 2020 – Let’s Get Real

    Back to School 2020 - Let's Get Real! This school year is like no other. Teachers everywhere are on an emotional rollercoaster as they deal with daily changes and challenges.  Here’s some great advice on how to handle this and keep your sanity by focusing on what’s...

    3 Ways to Create a Safe Community for Learning

    Let me READ this article to you! Just click play! Taking the time to build a sense of community in your classroom is paramount to your students' success.  Why?  <<<Spoiler Alert>>> It helps with everything!  All year! When students feel like they are...

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