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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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Arts Education & Integration

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...

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...

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...

Happy Birthday, Beethoven

Happy Birthday, Beethoven

One of my favorite holidays is coming up soon.  If you have been following me over the years, you know it's not just the traditional holidays, but a very special one - Beethoven's Birthday on December 16th! December (or any month, really) is a great time to spend some...

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 Arts Belong in STEM!

The Arts Belong in STEM!

STEM was designed with integration in mind.  It is creating a lesson that incorporates the best of science, technology, engineering and math.  It asks students to question the work they do while searching for an answer.  You calculate while you experiment.  You find...

Teaching Resources: Tutoring, Social Media and More

Teaching Resources: Tutoring, Social Media and More

When we think of teachers, we think of classrooms, instructions, lesson plans, etc. But a teacher is so much more than a mere presenter of information. A true teacher aims to inspire and motivate, to provide students with a better life through learning and education,...

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