How to Naturally Encourage Artistic Development in Young Children

Tweet Today, Daniela Baker shares some easy-to-do activities that will help develop the creative side of your child.  Enjoy!  ~EMP It is important for parents to understand that physical development and cognitive development do not occur at the same rate.  While physical development may progress over a period of years, creativity peaks during the early childhood.  […]

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Taiwan English Teachers Develop Artistic Side

Tweet Brittany Lyons offers us an interesting perspective on English teachers in Taiwan who are using their art to help themselves create a sense of home. ~EMP Although teaching English in a non-English speaking nation has become a popular short-term career choice for many recent college graduates and even those with PhDs, it is far […]

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Guest Blogger – Julie Simon

Tweet Hi All!  My name is Julie Simon and I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth this summer when I took her course Learning Through the Arts. Since 1997, I have been teaching in an integrated preschool program in a public school.  During that time, I spent two years moving and grooving with toddlers […]

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Guest Blogger – Alicia Schordine

Tweet Alicia Schordine is a professional artist and educator, currently completing her M.A. in childhood education with additional certifications in literacy and drama. You can follow Alicia on twitter @aschordine or view her blog on creativity and education With Wings to Fly at:

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Guest Blogger – Karen Steffensen

Tweet An educator for over 25 years within three Canadian provinces, with tenured administrative and teaching experience from Kindergarten to Post Secondary levels, Karen is currently seconded to Ontario’s  Ministry of Education, Literacy & Numeracy Secretariat branch. As an avid advocate for the power of the arts, Karen is continuously exploring the vital connection between […]

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Guest Blogger – Judy Lee

Tweet After teaching Special Education for over a decade, Judy Lee  decided she wanted to get her certification to teach Art.  This journey had her  returning to college and leaving her  job. After completing her course work, Judy was hired as a contracted Special Needs Teacher at the Seacoast Charter School, an arts integrated school […]

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Guest Blogger – Maria Rainier

Tweet Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education, playing with the newly revealed college degree value calculator and researching the best paying degrees available. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop. She studied English and music at […]

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Susan Riley – Guest Blogger

Tweet Susan Riley works in Columbia, MD as a public elementary school vocal/general music teacher.  She also serves as the arts integration site coordinator and teacher development liaison for her building.  As such, Susan piloted and leads a school-wide arts integration program and serves as the professional development coordinator for teachers.  She believes strongly in […]

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Guest Blogger – Melissa Edwards

Tweet After teaching 4th grade for seven years, with a focus on reading and writing, Melissa Edwards worked as a gifted education resource teacher for one year at a magnet school for the visual and performing Arts. While in the classroom, she focused on Problem-Based Learning and using technology in her classroom. Her favorite things […]

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