Dance Your Way through STEAM

Tweet On Thursday, July 23rd, I have the honor of presenting again during Education Closet‘s summer Connectivity Conference.  This is a conference I have presented at since it’s conception by my wonderful friend, Susan Riley.  She has done such great work for teachers who strive to keep the arts and arts integration thriving in schools. […]

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Generate a Little Excitement in Your Classroom

Tweet Today I felt inspired. Sometimes, I go into a day with a plan and that plan goes “‘bye ‘bye” once the day gets started. I love those days, because more times than not, my students end up getting something great out of my teaching and I get something great out of my students!  Not […]

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A Place for Everyone and Everyone in his Place

Tweet The title is not referring to organization.  I’m talking about students.  Bouncing off of my latest post on Blueberries and Students, I’d like to reminisce about a boy I had last year. Near the end of the year, I conducted a Studio Day in my classroom called “Movement and Wellness.”  I was excited about […]

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4 Positive Effects of Dance and Movement for K-12 Students

Tweet Anyone who knows me, know I love dance!  And I bring movement into my classroom any chance I can – which can be difficult to do sometimes.  Here is this week’s guest blogger, Lauren Bailey to discuss some of the great things dance and movement can do.  Hopefully this will motivate you to do […]

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The Joy of The Dance

Tweet This past week end, I was at a wedding for my cousin, and boy, did I dance!  It was a blast!  Old school, new school, ethnic, modern: if it had a beat, I was on the dance floor.  In fact, there were a lot of regulars on the dance floor.  As with many weddings […]

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Creativity at the Google Event

Tweet Last night I felt like such a VIP!  I was one of only 300 people to attend the Google event in Philly at the Museum of Natural History during the ISTE conference.  Now 300 people may sound like a lot, but out of the nearly 11,000 people here at the conference, I’d say that’s […]

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Providing for Creativity in Students

Tweet Every year at this time, our fourth grade team starts to prepare our students for their “Fourth Grade Celebration.”  It is not a graduation, but rather a time when the students and teachers create a performance that celebrates their time at the Cashman Elementary School as they prepare for middle school. Our theme this […]

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