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I’m From Muskets and Music

Last week, I posted a great poetry activity that is inspired by George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From" poem.  It got a lot of attention and many of your downloaded the free "Idea Gathering" pdf to print and use with your own students.  If you are interested in doing that...

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Arts Education & Integration

Where I’m From – Poetry Activity

Where I’m From – Poetry Activity

Studying this poem and then creating a sort of copy-cat poem from it is a great activity for your students (and YOU) to do. This poem, Where I'm From written by George Ella Lyon, is a touching one that gives insight to the person who wrote it through the senses and...

Active Listening Integration Ideas

Active Listening Integration Ideas

Here we are at the end of the mini-series about Active Listening and it's time to get into the fun music integration possibilities!  In these four articles, I have taken you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your classroom.  (And...

Listening with a Purpose in the Classroom

Listening with a Purpose in the Classroom

Welcome back to the mini-series about a method of integrating music into your classroom - through Active Listening Experiences!  In these four articles, I take you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your classroom.  (And don't forget...

Listen Like You Read

Listen Like You Read

Welcome back to the mini-series about a method of integrating music into your classroom - through Active Listening Experiences!  In these four articles, I will take you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your classroom.  (And don't...

3 Ways to Listen to Music

3 Ways to Listen to Music

Welcome to the first article in a mini-series about a method of integrating music into your classroom - through Active Listening Experiences!  For these four articles, I will take you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your...

Technology in the Classroom

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...

From STEM to STEAM? Are you sure? (a back-to-school play)

From STEM to STEAM? Are you sure? (a back-to-school play)

This creative post is from Kellie Burtch a New Hampshire STEM teacher a TAR17 Retreater.  That year, she realized the potential of inserting the A into STEM and started her year ready to advocate for all the possibilities the arts could provide for her STEM class....

ART-evator Speech

ART-evator Speech

Check out why Andy Smith, a HS arts educator and author-illustrator believes arts is important for students' learning including why we need to go from STEM to STEAM.    Can't see the video?  Visit the ART-evator speech on YouTube. And now go check out his author site...

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I’m From Muskets and Music

I’m From Muskets and Music

Last week, I posted a great poetry activity that is inspired by George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From" poem.  It got a lot of attention and many of your downloaded the free "Idea Gathering" pdf to print and use with your own students.  If you are interested in doing that...

read more