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SEL Song Lyrics

SEL Song Lyrics

What better way to teach students about Social Emotional Learning than through the ARTS?  A colleague of mine said it best: "Art IS SEL!"   And if music is an expression of humanity, then music is a way we can learn about our abilities to love and be loved, to...

Sharing Friendly Fridays – Making Origami Lotus Flowers

Sharing Friendly Fridays – Making Origami Lotus Flowers

For the last two months, my class has been doing something special each Friday: Friendly Fridays.  These are small activities that build on Social Relationships between classmates.  In the past they have made notes and pictures for each other and practiced writing and...

Why is Music Education in Schools Important?

Why is Music Education in Schools Important?

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...

How it Feels to Be a Student – Retreat Reflections

How it Feels to Be a Student – Retreat Reflections

I began the retreat hoping to rekindle my creative spirit and renew my interest and passion for integrating the arts in the curriculum. Art is an expression of one's self and at the start of the retreat I was nervous to share my art--myself--with my fellow retreaters....

Fairy Tale Rebus

Fairy Tale Rebus

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...

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Art at a Science Museum

Art at a Science Museum

Over the summer I was finally able to bring my family to the Boston Museum of Science. My kids are at the perfect age to enjoy and explore the exhibits and activities: everything from the dinosaurs to the electricity, the explorations of sound and space. We saw a show...

7 Smart Ways to Use Creative Writing Apps in Teaching

7 Smart Ways to Use Creative Writing Apps in Teaching

Any writing is art, and it requires thinking outside the box. A good teacher involves kids in the world of creation and keeps them excited about what they do. Today, with technology development ahead of the curve you can inspire and engage your students easy as pie....

8 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

8 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night to a friend using Hangouts, many things can be done with Google. It is basically a search engine enabling everyone to connect...

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Teachers of the Future

The education system is in a state of change. As modern-day society develops, the educational facilities in place plan to evolve as well; hopefully further away from standardized testing measures and closer towards a more personalised style of learning where students...

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