The Best of Both Worlds: Part Three

Tweet A few days after FCAT, my principal sent around an email advertising the 2010 Lee County Student Film Festival.  I asked my class if they would be interested in making a movie.  They were astoundingly enthusiastic about it.  They decided they wanted to make an animation, a stop motion animation like we made together […]

Full Story »

The Best of Both Worlds: Part Two

Tweet Glasser-Sterling has a much wider scope then I have described it, so when I say I used as much as I could…it amounted to not much, considering the scope of it as a whole.  So, I changed my classroom rules.  Instead of follow directions, stay on task, and show respect, they became: be prompt, […]

Full Story »

The Best of Both Worlds: Part One

Tweet Sorry, nothing about Miley Cyrus in this blog post. I am not reviewing the Star Trek episode of the same name, but the uncoincidental use of that as my post title, may not be lost on Star Trek fans that choose to read my words. In reflecting back on this school year, I find […]

Full Story »

Reflection of Gratefulness

Tweet I want to first thank Elizabeth for inviting me to share a little bit of my thoughts here. I am so fortunate to have people like her in my network to learn from. I am on my day #4 of summer vacation. It’s very early – my body is still in school mode. I […]

Full Story »

Recycling Workbooks

Tweet This is my last week of school… in fact, tomorrow is my last day!  So these last two days have been all about cleaning: cleaning out cubbies, desks and shelves, cleaning up materials, putting things away, boxing up books, Cloroxing surfaces and, for me, the most painful – recycling workbooks! Let’s talk recycling workbooks […]

Full Story »

Summer Reading

Tweet Last week, I took my kids outside and for the first time, I let them run around while I . . . wait for it . . . READ!  For nearly 30 uninterrupted minutes!  It was amazing: relaxing and invigorating all at once.  The best part was that I was reading something that was […]

Full Story »

Summer Book Group

Tweet Check out something fun we’re working on…

Full Story »


Tweet Share, share, share (and take turns).  I find myself saying it to my students and my children all the time.  Maybe it’s time I take my own advice! Share Your Stuff As we clean out our rooms and spaces for the end of the school year, we come across so many things: lessons, materials, […]

Full Story »


Tweet In a recent yoga class the instructor stressed the importance of detachment in the practice of yoga. She explained that because yoga depends so much upon the effort we are prepared to put into our practice, we need to find ways to constantly detach in order to move more freely into a pose and […]

Full Story »
Find arts integration resources in eformat and print in our STORE!

Subscribe to Our Feed

Enter your email address:

Our posts will be automatically delivered to your email by FeedBurner

Want to search by topic or month? Go here for a complete listing of our Tags and Archives!
Teacher Art Retreat 2017 Technology in the Classroom posts
Arts Integration posts
Teacher Art Retreat


Sign up for our Email Newsletter!

* indicates required
Interest Groups
Are you ready for the next Summer Teacher Art Retreat ? Be sure to check out this great PD experience for Creative Teachers!