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Teach SEL While Listening to Music

Listening to music has so many benefits and it can be a wonderful way to integrate music into your classroom.  Whether you Soundtrack your Classroom or use Active Listening (Listen with a purpose) strategies, you can teach music standards that will also connect to...

Retreat Approval Request – A Story in Emails

Retreat Approval Request – A Story in Emails

Good Afternoon Wilma! I was wondering if you had forwarded my Professional Development request to the Assistant Superintendent for approval. I am hoping he would consider covering the course fee for the Teacher Art Retreat. I know that all courses need prior approval...

5 Effective Ways to Get Your Students to Appreciate History

5 Effective Ways to Get Your Students to Appreciate History

Many young students aren’t big fans of history. I know I wasn’t when I was in elementary school. Unlike reading and math, some students don’t see the point in studying historical events that happened in the past. They haven’t yet learned the saying “history repeats...

Music For Every Classroom: Listening with a Purpose

Music For Every Classroom: Listening with a Purpose

Let’s Hear it for Music! Teachers continue to be interest in music integration as published studies show the positive effect of music on the mind and articles demonstrate the many benefits to student learning. Studying music...

The Part Arts Play in Today’s Learning

The Part Arts Play in Today’s Learning

Education Yesterday and Today The world continues to change at a rapid pace and there’s a constant buzz in education about closing the global achievement gap and developing 21st century skills. Education is changing to meet these needs.  Focus on new, global skills...

Technology in the Classroom

How 3D Printers Can Transform the Classroom

There have been many technological and curriculum transformations of the classroom since formal education was created. But two of the biggest changes in tech and lesson planning are having a unique convergence. For many educators, what was once touted as STEM has...

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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