No Music!

Tweet Every so often, you have a situation where someone surprises you with their dislike of something you love.  That’s what happened today on the first day of the Teacher Art Retreat. Don’t get me wrong, it was a WONDERFUL day full of creativity, great people and fun.  But, well, here’s the story. After lunch […]

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Lessons From Family Art Night

Tweet We often have a family movie night or family game night, but for the past couple of weeks, my kids have been asking for a family art night and finally, we did it.  It was great.  We each created our own thing using materials of our choice and were able to share and display […]

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Ordinary Things

Tweet My plan was to write a post this month having to do with staying positive in the classroom and I might still do that. But as I was watching the finale of The Office last night, the last words spoken by Pam Halpert really stayed with me. There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary […]

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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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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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Mistakes and Passion – A Lesson from Beethoven

Tweet I remember my years studying the piano.  It had to have been my grandfather who first told me of these wise words from Beethoven.  He, an admirer of the man and lover of his music, had read every biography, seen every documentary, listened intently to every composition and traveled to Germany to walk in […]

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Steam Point Winner

Tweet Congratulations to Karin Cevasco!  She is the winner of Steam Point by Susan Riley over at EducationCloset.com.  For more information about the book, be sure to visit EducationCloset.com. (Notice those with two entries made comments both on this website and on FaceBook.  Be on the look out in February for another chance to win […]

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Steam Point Review and Giveaway

Tweet There’s a new arts integration book on the market and it’s something you should check out for sure! Susan Riley’s new book, Steam Point, is a must have for any teacher interested in arts integration or student learning.  Susan, the arts integration specialist from www.educationcloset.com has taken the three most talked about curricular movements […]

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Stop and Smell the…

Tweet You know the saying, “Stop and Smell the Roses.”  Well, there’s no doubt that is good advice.  Every so often we need to stop what we are doing and enjoy the world around us. And what is around us?  Oh, so much.  There’s beauty everywhere.  From the things in nature to the beauty in […]

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