About Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of www.theinspiredclassroom.com. She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and a C.A.G.S. degree with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum and organizes the annual summer Teacher Art Retreat. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
Website: https://theinspiredclassroom.com
Elizabeth Peterson has written 430 articles so far, you can find them below.


Take Charge of Your Own PD

Tweet When you become a teacher, you NEVER leave school.  I don’t just mean you go to school every day, I also mean you never stop having to take classes.  Teachers are life-long learners in the most pure sense of the phrase.  We are constantly learning new methods, strategies, and activities.  We constantly research, question […]

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Bitter or Better

Tweet It wasn’t long ago that I was introduced to this:  You can get bitter about it or you can get better. Immediately, my mind traveled to education and my position as a teacher.  So many times I have been faced with something challenging, unnecessary or down right negative.  And let’s face it, it is […]

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Be Inspiring to Your Students

Tweet Do you remember why you wanted to be a teacher in the first place? Maybe you wanted to follow in someone’s footsteps.  Maybe you wanted summers off.  But my guess is that you wanted to make a difference somehow; you wanted to inspire someone along the way to do something great in his or […]

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Reading and Rhythm Training

Tweet I am so excited!  Today 8 colleagues and I are going to become trained in a program called Reading and Rhythm.  It incorporates the natural tendencies of rhythm in spoken and written word and helps those who struggle to find more fluency in their reading.  In addition, it helps build students’ comprehension and vocabulary. […]

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It’s Always Worth it in the End

Tweet  It’s a hassle. It’s bad timing. It’s even frustrating at times. But when it’s all said and done, it’s always worth it in the end. You know what I mean?  The big projects, the big performances, the big events that you might do year after year.  When you are in the thick of it, […]

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Digging Deep with Drama

Tweet The Wax Museum project has become quite the tradition and expectation in our fourth grade.  For over twelve years, the fourth graders at Cashman Elementary School have been researching about a famous person who has  made an impact on society, creating a poster to represent their life, dressing like the person and giving a […]

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Get Kids Writing – Poetry

Tweet Poetry, it’s powerful. But to some it makes them powerless. Left there with just a pencil they feel they have nothing to write. But there are so many ways and so many things that can be written and can be done. As a teacher, the first thing is to write yourself. You know – […]

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5 Reasons to LOVE April

Tweet It’s April!!!  YAY!  I love April.  There is so much happening that you can take advantage of as an educator.  Let’s count the ways. 1) Let’s start with POETRY highlights! 4+1 Reasons to Get Poetry into Your Classroom Poetry is great!  ‘Come on, don’t you agree?  Poetry can be sweet and rhyme-y or in-your-face  […]

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Soundtracks for Learning Winner

Tweet Congratulations to Jessica! She is the winner of the Soundtracks for Learning music resource.   (Those with two entries made comments both on this website and on FaceBook.)  Here’s how she plans to use this great resource: As a school counselor, this book would be perfect for helping me incorporate music throughout my day in […]

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