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SEL Framework for Arts Integration

SEL Framework for Arts Integration

This SEL framework for arts integration will help you integrate the arts with SEL.  You will reach your SEL goals AND integrate the arts.  Win. Win. But it’s actually not only about the integration... SEAL is WAY more than that. It is an entire framework that empowers...

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"...

How to Introduce Essential Oils into Your Classroom

How to Introduce Essential Oils into Your Classroom

Have you wondered how to introduce essential oils into your classroom? Well, today I have a special treat! Tuesday Orluk, a local yoga instructor and an expert in essential oils is joining me to talk about how we teachers can use various scents and oils in our...

Technology in the Classroom

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....

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...

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...

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...

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