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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...

Friendly Hearts

Friendly Hearts

Hearts don't have to just mean love, certainly not romance.  Hearts can also be a symbol of kindness and friendship.   I love finding new ways to promote kindness and friendship in my classroom for our Friendly Fridays.  While scrolling through Facebook the other day,...

Motivational Memes

Motivational Memes

Memes are fun.  And entertaining.  And creative! Really! Memes are a great form of digital media that you and your students can use to relay a message, state an opinion, motivate and encourage, or make someone laugh. They can be a great way to process information and...

Merry, Merry to You!

It's Christmastime.  A time for family and friends and a little magic too.  Probably some good food and a few dishes to wash.  An excuse to eat a few extra treats and be thankful for some fun, new gifts. I hope you are enjoying your week. And if you are away from...

Holiday Music Bringing Joy in the Classroom

Holiday Music Bringing Joy in the Classroom

Music does bring us joy.  We listen to it, sing it, perform it, stand in awe of it.  Whether we are musicians or not, there is a place in our hearts for music.  The holidays are no different.  I love using music in many ways during the holidays: as we decorate our...

Technology in the Classroom

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...

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...

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....

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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...

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