Learning With, Through and About Art

Tweet In my last post, on Engagement, I was responding to a post by Jessica Wakefield  called,  “Learning In and Through the Arts.” The title reminded me of a text I was reading for an “Arts and Learning” CAGS course through Plymouth State University a few months back titled Arts and Learning by Merryl Goldberg.  In it, […]

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Tweet I’ve just finished reading a post by Jessica Wakefield called,  “Learning In and Through the Arts.” In it, she discusses the whole child and the importance of students’ engagement with the material they are learning. Research and years of experience reinforce the power of integrating the arts to engage students in every dimension of […]

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TRICing Kids

Tweet We are here to TRIC kids.  At least I know I am.  I’m a teacher and I do it all the time.  Yes, I TRIC them and I’m proud of it! A few years ago I was talking with one of the (many) administrators I have worked with in my 12 years and he […]

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Artsed in 5

Tweet The other night, during the #artsed chat led by Joan Weber (@creativityassoc), she tweeted: You have 5 words. Why is #artsed important for children to have in schools? Can you narrow to 5 words? A few people in our wonderful (and powerful) PLN replied.  Here are some of their tweets (including mine): RT @elephantsgerald: […]

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Making Connections Through the Arts

Tweet Enjoy this post by Michelle Baldwin, an amazing elementary music teacher who believes, “My job is to teach children to LEARN.”  Please be sure to check out her blog and follow her on Twitter (@MichelleK107) ~EMP When I was asked to write a guest post about arts integration/education, my first reaction was to feel […]

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Library Summer Camp

Tweet Cindy is a professional storyteller.  How exciting to have her guest blog!  Please check out her blog and follow her on Twitter (@CindyMarieJ). ~EMP I’ll cut to the chase.  I know more about Greek mythology because half my summers were spent in my father’s library than because of anything l learned in school. My […]

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Arts Integration Chat

Tweet Last night I had the honor of guest moderating #ntchat (New Teacher Chat) with Lisa Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul). It was so much fun! What a great way to end my summer and it also have me a chance to refocus myself on the importance of arts integration! (Which is the blog series topic for next […]

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I Love it Too!

Tweet One thing that I have learned from being in the non-profit world with an organization like  Arts @ Large, that brings the art community together with the public school, is that you must have a passion for whatever it is that you do and that you what your company stands for. That is why […]

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Teacher Talents

Tweet I teach with some very talented people. Take the other teachers on my fourth grade team: one is a great artist, one is a pianist and singer and the other wows me at every staff meeting as she sketches boarders around her notes. And I think to myself, do their students know this about […]

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