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How to Make a Flextangle

How to Make a Flextangle

How to Make a Flextangle Origami, math, art and a fidget.  Today we are going to look at how to integrate all of that by making a flextangle!  Making a Flextangle integrates art, math, origami and even some SEL.  This is a great way to add a little creativity in your...

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?​ It’s important for your professional development (PD) to be Teacher-Centered so that you can get the most out of it. You need to take charge of your learning and in turn inspire your students. Here, I share 5 questions you can ask to see...

How to Make Playdough and Use it for SEL

How to Make Playdough and Use it for SEL

Making homemade playdough is easy and fun!  (A little messy too, but that can just add to the fun.)  Making playdough is something you could assign to your students.  Then, have them use it for sculpting assignments or stress relief.  (Great for some SEL!) Our focus...

5 Reasons to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

5 Reasons to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

There are many reasons to teach poetry in the classroom.  Whether it’s National Poetry Month or just another day, arts integrated poetry ideas are a great teaching strategy to use across the curriculum.  Poetry can be used in your classroom regardless of what you...

How to Make a Dada Poem

How to Make a Dada Poem

Making a Dada poem is super easy and super fun!  Let me show you how to do it!  In this video, I will show you how to create a Dada poem using words from just about any subject or content that you are teaching or learning.  Whether you are teaching face to face or...

Remote Teaching

Origami and Math

Origami and Math

Origami and Math Math and origami have a lot in common!  There are just so many math vocabulary terms you can explore and teach while you fold.  In this video, you will learn how to integrate many math concepts as you discover mindFOLDness create an origami box. Have...

10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

You can excel at teaching remotely with these 10 tips. Here are 10 Tips for Teaching Remotely. These tips focus on good teaching strategies that you already have and can transfer to what you are doing now with remote teaching and distance learning. Let's connect and...

How to Make Homemade Paint 4 Ways

How to Make Homemade Paint 4 Ways

Making Paint At Home Can Be Easy! Here are 4 ways to make paint using materials you or your students have in your kitchens! This is great for distance learning and at-home art time. If you don’t have many art materials at home, try these 4 ways to create paint and...

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?

Is Your PD Teacher-Centered?​ It’s important for your professional development (PD) to be Teacher-Centered so that you can get the most out of it. You need to take charge of your learning and in turn inspire your students. Here, I share 5 questions you can ask to see...

The Did List

The Did List

We all have To Do lists, but what's on your DID List?? I always seem to have a bunch of To Do lists: one for personal, one for family, one for school, one for the future...  The To Do lists seem to be unending, don't they? Well, today, I want you to consider a...

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How to Make Playdough and Use it for SEL

How to Make Playdough and Use it for SEL

Making homemade playdough is easy and fun!  (A little messy too, but that can just add to the fun.)  Making playdough is something you could assign to your students.  Then, have them use it for sculpting assignments or stress relief.  (Great for some SEL!) Our focus...

How to Use Music to Calm Your Students

How to Use Music to Calm Your Students

Playing music in your classroom is a great way to create a sense of calm and focus. What to know how? In this video, I'm going to show you how to Soundtrack your classroom in 6 simple steps. This SEAL strategy is a teacher favorite in my SEAL Teacher Training course...

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...

Friendly Friday™ Activities for the Winter

Friendly Friday™ Activities for the Winter

My students LOVE Friendly Fridays™! What are they?  They are a consistent time during our week when we can focus on SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning).  We create, we share and we work on our social-awareness and relationship skills. Today, I'm sharing 3...

DIY Bulletin Boards

DIY Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards!  Maybe you love 'em... Maybe you hate 'em...  But if you are a teacher or you work in a school, you probably have had to make a few. Now, there are many ways you can go about creating and designing these wall attractions and so many ideas out there on...

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