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.


Beethoven’s 241st

Tweet I love celebrating Beethoven’s birthday each year!  And this year, his 241st birthday is no different.  My plans for the day today include: Having my students complete their math open response question which is based on Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Having my students work on their fact and opinion project using leveled Beethoven biographies. Conducting […]

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All-Beethoven Recital

Tweet Thursday night I attended an All-Beethoven concert at the Fraser Performance Studio at the WGBH building in Boston.  It was an intimate setting where the radio station was recording a tribute to Beethoven to be aired on his birthday!  (It was awesome and I will elaborate in another post.) So many musical organizations plan […]

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Celebrate Beethoven in the Classroom

Tweet Special Announcement! It’s finally here – a new addition to The Inspired Classroom’s book store…. and it’s a good one too! Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven in the Classroom: A Resource for Classroom Teachers and Music Teachers Alike by Elizabeth M. Peterson This eResource is built for any teacher who enjoys music, especially that of […]

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The Classroom S–t–r–e–t–c–h

Tweet I’m completing a online wellness challenge through my school’s health insurance.  Overall, I’m logging in my time exercising each day and weight each week, but each week there is also some other challenge.  One week it was to eat up to 9 servings of fruits and veggies, the next it was to keep a […]

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Homework is Boring

Tweet This is not going to be a post about how I am against homework.  (Although, I do have mixed feelings about it.) This is not a post about how we need to make homework more meaningful for our students.  (Although it may get there eventually.) It’s about the societal attitude in this country (and […]

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Less is More – Giving Thanks

Tweet Thanksgiving is a time for family and, of course, being thankful for all that we have.  Last week, when I wrote Less is More: A Personal Reflection on Work, Tech and Life, I was overwhelmed by the response from people who commented, tweeted and sent me emails in reply.  There are many people who […]

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I had a piece of cardboard…

Tweet How can a piece of cardboard become an inspiration for students?  Read on… I finally got the big package in the mail: a large book that I can use to teach some reading strategies and skills to small groups. It looked like a good fine in the Scholastic catalog, so I used some of […]

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Less is More – A Personal Reflection on Work, Tech and Life

Tweet Ever feel overwhelmed?  I’d be willing to make a large bet that more than 90% of the people reading this will say loud and clear, “YES!” That’s how I’ve been feeling lately with many things and I’ve been contemplating all the ways I can try and simplify things at school, at home, on the […]

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Never Assume

Tweet I find myself saying this quite a bit as a teacher.  It seems too often we assume students have all the skills they need, but that is not always true.  I know, this doesn’t seem like a positive way to start this post, but it can be a reality.  Sometimes we take for granted […]

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