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3 Ways to Integrate the Arts with SEL

3 Ways to Integrate the Arts with SEL

Are you ready to integrate the arts with SEL?  The arts are the best way for students to learn, practice and develop their social-emotional skills.  Why?  Because the arts provide amazing experiences that allow them to build self-awareness, empathy, patience, and...

Arts Integration VS Arts Education

Arts Integration VS Arts Education

Arts Integration VS Arts Education?  Is this a battle?  I don't think so! Many arts educators are concerned that if their school or district starts to implement arts integration, arts education is going to disappear.  Now way!  Not gonna happen. Let me tell you why....

Fears We Face with Arts Integration

Fears We Face with Arts Integration

The fears we face with arts integration CAN be fought! FEARS!  We all have them and what do they do?  GET IN THE WAY.  In this video, I’m going to share with you the most common fears educators have when it comes to arts integration and how we can face them head on!...

Integrating the Arts in 3 Steps

Integrating the Arts in 3 Steps

Integrating the arts can be done in 3 easy steps.  This framework will help you get started! Arts integration ideas don’t have to be hard to find. You can do this yourself with these 3 proven steps and you will be integrating the arts across the curriculum in no time!...

Integrate the Arts Across Content Areas (4 Activities)

Integrate the Arts Across Content Areas (4 Activities)

If you want to integrate the arts across all your content areas, I've got you covered!  These 4 tried and true activities are ones that you can pull out quickly and use for just about any subject area. In this video, I share with you 4 ideas that can be your "go to"...

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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