Why is Music Education in Schools Important?

Tweet In our technological world, music education is being offered less and less in many school systems. Unfortunately, many schools have begun to exclude music from their curriculums to make room for other subjects. Music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn and can lead to better brain development, increases in human […]

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Fairy Tale Rebus

Tweet A rebus is a puzzle or story that combines words with pictures. Have your students work on drawing and conceptualization skills with this fun project that will turn a favorite fairy tale into a rebus puzzle by replacing the nouns in the story with pictures that they draw themselves. What You Need: Large sheets of […]

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Do you know the basics of arts integration? (A QUIZ)

Tweet Whether you are a seasoned AI teacher or ready to explore the world of #artsint, chances are you know a few of these basics, but it’s always a good idea to check in on yourself every so often. Here’s a quick quiz to make sure you’re on the right track! Question ONE: True or […]

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How to Use Role-Playing Games to Teach English: Practical Tips

Tweet Role play in any classroom brings a range of benefits. It adds variety to a lesson, which can be fun and motivating for students. It broadens the possibilities for language production by taking students beyond their own lives and experiences. Role play can also help with group dynamics; quieter students can take on the […]

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Organizing Fun Movie Club Lessons – a Way to Bond with Students

Tweet Let’s go back in time for a moment: what do you remember from your days at school? Do you vividly recall all those classes that meant listening to the teacher who was giving a boring lecture? That’s hardly the case. Do you remember informal classes? Sometimes the teachers allowed you to discuss different topics […]

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Music to Learn By – Soundtracking My Classroom

Tweet In my last post, Music Sets the Tone, I described my intention of using music more in my classroom as a backdrop to all our activities. It’s been over a week that I have been faithfully soundtracking my classroom!  I have committed to teaching while some sort of music is constantly playing and it […]

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Music Sets the Tone

Tweet In recent weeks, I’ve been researching how to use music as a tool for focusing and working in preparation for one of the focuses of this year’s Winter Teacher Art Retreat. We probably have all experienced music (or the lack of it) in a variety of places: restaurants, stores, in our car, at work.  […]

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Captain Kirk Got it Wrong

Tweet I know you will enjoy Dara’s writing here as she reflects on her time creating and awakening her brain.  I always enjoy sharing examples like this where teachers are inspired by the creative work they do.  ~EMP I have decided that Captain Kirk got it wrong. Space is not the final frontier…art is. It has […]

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Onomonopia

Tweet Onomonopia, it is such a freaky word, But on Halloween, to not use it would simply be absurd. There are so many sounds that we hear around this spooky time. You should use it in your writing, or while slurping up some slime. 😉   You could think of cackling witches, or a door that goes creeeaaak, A swooshing, whirring bat […]

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