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What effects can music have on student success?

What effects can music have on student success?

Music has been touted as an aid for a variety of things, but it can be a controversial topic. Some people are convinced their performance on professional and academic matters is better when they are listening to music, while others claim the opposite. We love music at...

LEDs in ART!

When you hear the term STEAM, what do you think of?  Building? Problem solving? Group work? A hot cup of Joe? Getting ready to make spaghetti? Do you ever think of lights?   Ya!  Lights!   At this summer’s Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat,...

Arts Integration is Naturally Differentiated

Arts Integration is Naturally Differentiated

What a claim! I can always feel confident about bringing a new experience to my students because the arts and arts integrated lessons are naturally differentiated. That word - differentiated was such a buzz word not too long ago and, let's face it, it still is an...

Sea Creatures Swimming Cross Country

Sea Creatures Swimming Cross Country

Packed.  Sealed.  Shipped. I just returned from shipping off 90 sea creatures to travel across the country from Massachusetts to Washington State.  Why?  Well...  it's an interesting story. Get Inspired The motto of The Inspired Classroom will always...

Pizza Fractions, Drama and STEAM

Pizza Fractions, Drama and STEAM

(This is Part 2 of a 2 Part Story!  Click here for Part 1.) So, there I was - faced with the challenge to plan and execute a lesson for a formal observation with my new principal.  Recently, my second graders were introduced to fractions, but the math book’s lesson…...

Technology in the Classroom

2 Keys to STEAM

2 Keys to STEAM

STEAM - It's a great buzz word in education, but too often it's thrown around without a full understanding of what it truly means. In preparation for this summer's Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat, I thought it would be a great idea to review two of the key...

On the Absence of Tape

On the Absence of Tape

A Personal Essay Advocating for the Arts in STEAM As an enthusiastic art teacher for children ages Kindergarten through fourth grade, one of my biggest goals is to provide my excited and wide-eyed kiddos with a variety of materials and techniques to explore each year....

Advocate for STEAM

Advocate for STEAM

Today I'm excited to share this wonderful video with you that advocates for STEAM.  Julie O'Neill, a colleague of mine and repeater retreater created this as her advocacy piece during the Summer 2018 Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat. The...

Advocate for STEAM through Art – Always Wonder

Advocate for STEAM through Art – Always Wonder

Every once in a while you get hit by an amazing piece of artwork.  I'm talking about a stop-you-in-your-tracks piece of art.  That's what happened to me at the end of this summer's retreat, when one of my colleagues passed in her STEAM advocacy piece for one of the...

Five Cool Tech Projects for the Classroom

As teachers you are constantly thinking of engaging activities for the classroom.  You always want your children to have an enjoyable time learning in a manner that piques their interests. Technology is the way of the future, but fitting it into the schedule isn’t...

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LEDs in ART!

When you hear the term STEAM, what do you think of?  Building? Problem solving? Group work? A hot cup of Joe? Getting ready to make spaghetti? Do you ever think of lights?   Ya!  Lights!   At this summer’s Arts Integration and STEAM Retreat,...

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