4 Steps to Creating an Arts Integrated Lesson

Tweet The other day, while presenting to a group of teachers in Michigan via Skype, I was asked, “How can a teacher get started on creating an arts integrated lesson?”  My presentation was on this topic, but there seemed to be a need for more of a step by step approach.  So, for those of […]

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Reigniting Your Love of Teaching through Arts Integration

Tweet I so very much believe in the power of the arts in education, but not just for the students who are learning.  It’s also very much for the teachers who are teaching!  I have seen first hand how arts integration has reignited teachers’ love of teaching, rekindled a flame that was starting to die.  […]

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The Arts and Curriculum

Tweet My journey learning about the arts and their valuable uses in my classroom and in our schools is ongoing.  Just as with great learning in the classroom, this professional learning never ends.  Instead, my understanding of things is deepened the more I read, discuss, write, and teach both children and adults. Just yesterday, one […]

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Put Us Together and Give Us Some Time

Tweet This past week end, I started teaching my arts integration grad course through the district in which I work.  16 teachers from grades Pre K-12 gathered together and worked hard getting started on the track of Arts Integration.  It was wonderful!  We talked, we listened, we created, we collaborated, we connected.  What else can […]

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Arts Integration Party!

Tweet You read that right!  We are going to have an arts integration party this coming week and you are invited!  Susan Riley of Education Closet and I are going to host this event.  It’s a “TwitParty” which means the event will be completely online and done through Twitter.  The #artsint party is a chance […]

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The Community that Art Built

Tweet It always amazes me how quickly a community can be build when art is involved.  I was reminded about this last week, during the grad class I taught in arts integration and the creative process when I saw it happen again.  During our five day class we created visual art, music, stories, poems and […]

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5 Keys to Teaching with Arts Integration

Tweet Being a good arts integration teacher is more than just having great lesson plans.  It’s about your attitude and your classroom’s ambiance. Even if you have been using arts integration in your teaching, you sometimes need to remind yourself of these important aspects of the practice. I might consider these 5 points to be […]

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kick stART to arts integration

Tweet The other day I held a short workshop in my school district on arts integration.  I called it a kick stART because it was a chance to learn or remember what it means to truly integrate the arts as well as learn and share  ideas for how to do that.  We looked at various […]

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Beyond the Conversation – Now DO It!

Tweet I’ve taken a break from a major blog series and found myself talking about conversations this week.  This is mostly due to EduCon 2.3 – a conference that took place over the weekend in Philly.  I was fortunate enough to present with other wonderful educators (@doremigirl, @michellek107 and @kylepace) on arts integration.  Lucky me! […]

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