No Such Thing as I Can't

Tweet Hello All. I’m happy to be a guest blogger this month. If you like your blogs laid back and passionate about education, you might dig what I’ve got for this month. Enjoy and thanks for reading! While Forrest Gump’s momma might have told him that life is like a box of chocolates, my momma […]

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Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Tweet Why is it important to create a sense of community in your classroom?  Easy – it helps with everything, all year.  When students feel like they are part of a community, they are more apt to participate in activities, contribute to discussions and work hard.  They take pride in what they do, because they […]

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March 2010 – Teacher Feature Blogger – Ayanna Gallant

Tweet This month, The Inspired Classroom is happy to announce our teacher feature blogger, Ayanna.  She is a teacher, a musician and a poet! Ayanna Gallant is a graduate of UNH with a B.A. in Music Education. She is a Master of Education candidate of Lesley University where she is studying Curriculum and Instruction Through […]

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A Sense of Community

Tweet The sense of community can be an essential piece to a successful classroom.  Nearly all teachers strive to create community in their classrooms in the first weeks of school and try to keep that feel throughout the year.  But how? I’ve talked to many teachers about this topic and we all seem to agree […]

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Change from The Ground Up

Tweet Education, in some areas is changing and, if it’s not, it needs to be.  I firmly believe that in order for this to happen successfully, we teachers need to be the driving force.  No longer can we sit back and have change happen from the top down.  Instead change needs to happen from the […]

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My Biggest Need – Time

Tweet My biggest need as a professional is time, and in particular, time to collaborate with other teachers. There is just no time to do what I really want to do at the level of quality that I would like to do it.  I am fortunate enough to have an hour long prep time each […]

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Needs of Today's Teachers

Tweet In today’s educational system, teachers find themselves in need, especially if they want to integrate, collaborate and educate the WHOLE child! Here is a list of some needs I hear about daily in schools and online. Less stress from high stakes testing Quality professional development in everything from new methodologies to brain research Freedom […]

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New Website is Almost Ready

Tweet I am so excited about the new website I am building through WordPress.  YAY!  It’s almost ready to launch and the only thing that will hold it back a few days/weeks will be connecting it to our actual domain name of www.theinspiredclassroom.com.  If you want a sneaky peak, here is where the new website […]

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How Arts are Connected to 21c. Skills

The arts are not just about expressing your emotions, they are much more than that. An education in the arts can really develop most of those skills referred to in previous blogs, those critical skills that students need to succeed. Maybe innovation and creativity is obvious, but what about some of the others?

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