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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...

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...

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...

The 3 Cs to What Makes a Good Teacher

The 3 Cs to What Makes a Good Teacher

What makes a good teacher….There was a time when I thought being a teacher was all about the content you teach.  That couldn't be further from the truth! Teaching is a tough job, but it can be even more tough if you think it's all about your content.  What makes a...

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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Is Your Professional Development Teacher-Centered?

Is Your Professional Development Teacher-Centered?

Your PD is important! 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 if the...

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