Learning in the RAW

Tweet In these last few weeks of summer, I have been taking my two kids (4-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl) to Music Together, a music program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  This is one of those great luxuries a teacher-parent has: to enjoy a family class such as this during the day in the summer.  […]

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Square Peg, Round Hole

Tweet You’ve heard this saying before, right?  “You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole.”  In other words, if something doesn’t fit right, don’t force it!  Yet that’s what we do too often in education.  Yikes! I’ve been reading The Shut Down Learner by Richard Selznick (Sentient Publications, 2009) and I am fascinated […]

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Kind Words

Tweet “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa A simple post today… As I was scanning through the tweets of my PLN this morning, I came across this quote sent out from @iwisenet. A thought like this is important to remember from time to time […]

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Guts and Love

Tweet I was reading excerpts that I had bookmarked in (@Thanks2Teachers) Richard Lakin’s Teaching as an Act of Love last night.  There is one story that I keep going back to.  It’s called “Sagging Up” in Math Class. It’s about how Richard takes on two math classes of 5th and 6th grade students who are […]

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Reflections on The Inspired Classroom

Tweet It started over a decade ago as my personal style of teaching; a manner of integrating the music I love into my teaching.  In no time, I began to write down my ideas and lessons in a book entitled Inspired by Listening, published it and started selling.  Soon it was a personal mission to […]

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Reflection of Gratefulness

Tweet I want to first thank Elizabeth for inviting me to share a little bit of my thoughts here. I am so fortunate to have people like her in my network to learn from. I am on my day #4 of summer vacation. It’s very early – my body is still in school mode. I […]

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Reflections on Beat Night – Poetic Experiences

Tweet This past Thursday a group of teachers took their third field trip organized by The Inspired Classroom. We attended Beat Night at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH. What fun! It was a great night of relaxin’, groovin’ and inspirin’. The evening began with an hour of featured poets reciting their original poems. There […]

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