Norman Rockwell – Inspiring in the Classroom

Tweet Norman Rockwell, an all-American painter, captures the hearts of so many of us: young and old. He has a realistic sense of humor, a poignant grasp of the human spirit, and an ability to express so much in the expressions of his characters’ faces. In the classroom, his painting can be used to grab […]

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Beethoven's Birthday – a December Holiday

Tweet Yes, in my family, it seems that Beethoven’s birthday is its own little holiday. No, we do not have a party or exchange gifts, but we do remember that on December 16th a most magnificent man, one who changed music forever, was born. My grandfather was, to say the least, a fan of Beethoven’s […]

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Results of the Teacher Survey in Arts Integration

Tweet I have conducted a survey in my school district on arts integration and have discovered that there is a real interest in it! I invited all elementary teachers to participate and as of this blog date, 31 have completed the survey. At this point, I can account for the results as only a “dipstick” […]

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TIC – A New Beginning

Tweet This may ramble a little – just need to get some thoughts out… For a leadership class I am currently enrolled in, I am to assess the environment I hope to change. Right now, I am in the middle of doing some reading and developing a survey. This is not easy. I feel like […]

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The Inspired Classroom

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Teacher Field Trips

Tweet This month, the The Inspired Classroom will be officially starting two new ways to get in touch with teachers – newsletters and field trips! The first newsletter is set to be sent out on Thursday 11/5. It will be a short intro to TIC (The Inspired Classroom) and hopefully will spark interest and help […]

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21st Century Skills

Tweet I’ve been hearing a lot about 21st century skills! They are all over education, being talked about in the biz world and there was an panel at the AEP (Arts Education Partnership) Forum this past month in Cambridge that talked about these skills and how THE ARTS can play a part in their development […]

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response to "Learning to Take Risks, by Taking Risks on Art"

Tweet Thank you for sharing this story. It is a true testament to arts education and the values of all arts-infused learning. As a teacher, I hope I inspire my students to develop these skills that are intrinsic to the arts. Not just in arts education, but in arts integration is this possible. These are […]

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Being a Creative Teacher is OK! – a lesson in Main Idea

Tweet Scripted Teaching – yuck! But is it part of our everyday teaching routine. Our reading and math series are so planned out, that it is rare that I make an actual lesson plan. The editors have given objectives, procedures, warm up activities, enrichment ideas, projects, games, material lists, materials and extra practice, to name […]

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