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.


The Values of the Arts

Tweet The values are many, but the commitment these day seems so large – most importantly time away from areas in the curriculum which will be tested. I understand. I live this each day in my own classroom, but it is a calling to which we must find the courage – to infuse our students […]

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T.R.I.C.ing Kids

Tweet I’ll never forget sitting in my classroom with one of my principals (one of many…) and having a conversation along with two other music teachers about essential outcomes.  He then suggested that we clearly write these on the board for each of our classes as they come into the room so that they know […]

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Get a community started

Tweet There are so many people out there that really do believe in arts education and the values it has on students and people of all ages. I come across these people all the time: at my school, at workshops, online, across the country and down the street. Music and the arts are being fed […]

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The Coffee Dilemma

Tweet Coffee – I love it and many of my friends, colleagues and family members do too. In fact, it seems like we may be addicted. And yet, I, even though I drink so much of it, seem to never have enough energy to get done what I would like to get done. The Coffee […]

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Getting Started with Music Integration

Tweet The first thing you want to do in your classroom is to show your students and fellow teachers that music is important to you and that you value its presence in your classroom. To make this happen is very simple. Make a music center in your room. This is something that can be done […]

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Another Return?

Tweet It is always in the back of my mind to work on the website and get ideas out, but time gets away from me… As I look at what is here, I am a bit embarrassed. Especially when I think that I had more posts (with comments) that I accidentally deleted. So, for anyone […]

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Author Event in Manchester @ Barnes & Noble

Tweet I am so excited about the author event that is coming up at Barnes & Noble in Manchester! It is very exciting that they have shown an interest not only in my book and my ideas, but also in having me be a part of Educator Appreciation Week. I am looking forward to being […]

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