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Sea Creatures Swimming Cross Country

Sea Creatures Swimming Cross Country

Packed.  Sealed.  Shipped. I just returned from shipping off 90 sea creatures to travel across the country from Massachusetts to Washington State.  Why?  Well...  it's an interesting story. Get Inspired The motto of The Inspired Classroom will always...

Where I’m From – Poetry Activity

Where I’m From – Poetry Activity

Studying this poem and then creating a sort of copy-cat poem from it is a great activity for your students (and YOU) to do. This poem, Where I'm From written by George Ella Lyon, is a touching one that gives insight to the person who wrote it through the senses and...

Active Listening Integration Ideas

Active Listening Integration Ideas

Here we are at the end of the mini-series about Active Listening and it's time to get into the fun music integration possibilities!  In these four articles, I have taken you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your classroom.  (And...

Listening with a Purpose in the Classroom

Listening with a Purpose in the Classroom

Welcome back to the mini-series about a method of integrating music into your classroom - through Active Listening Experiences!  In these four articles, I take you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your classroom.  (And don't forget...

Listen Like You Read

Listen Like You Read

Welcome back to the mini-series about a method of integrating music into your classroom - through Active Listening Experiences!  In these four articles, I will take you through the basics of how to bring Active Listening Experiences into your classroom.  (And don't...

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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