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3 Ways to Create a Safe Community for Learning

3 Ways to Create a Safe Community for Learning

Let me READ this article to you! Just click play! Taking the time to build a sense of community in your classroom is paramount to your students' success.  Why?  <<<Spoiler Alert>>> It helps with everything!  All year! When students feel like they are...

BTS Story – Advocate for Arts Integration with Ice Cream!

BTS Story – Advocate for Arts Integration with Ice Cream!

Ah...  back to school time!  Well, at many schools that means parent info nights and ice cream socials. What a great time to talk curriculum and advocate for a year of arts integration and creativity!  Here's Julie's story of how SHE can advocate for arts integration...

Put the A in SEAL

Put the A in SEAL

Have you been charged with the mission to bring SEL into your classroom? I bet you have! In fact, EVERY single teacher I talk to not only knows what SEL is, but knows how much their students NEED development in their social-emotional development. Well, if you are...

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,...

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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Success with SEAL

Success with SEAL

As with any method you adopt or course you take, you want to make sure it is worth your time, energy and effort.  I get it!  I'm a practical girl and if what I'm doing isn't really helping me personally or professionally, then I don't really want to spend the time on...

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