Blueberries and Arts Integration

Tweet Blueberry pancakes – I made those just yesterday morning.  Blueberry muffins – that will be today.  I love them, my kids love them, my husband and my mom too.  They are in season and we just can’t get enough!  A while ago, I read this quote from another blogger. I fold fitness into my […]

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Working with Arts Standards for Arts Integration

Tweet In my last post, I described the 4 Steps to Creating an Arts Integrated Lesson.  The major thing to remember is that when you are teaching with arts integration, your students are learning as much about the art form as they are about the other content area.  Because of this, the 3rd step is […]

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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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Beethoven’s 241st

Tweet I love celebrating Beethoven’s birthday each year!  And this year, his 241st birthday is no different.  My plans for the day today include: Having my students complete their math open response question which is based on Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Having my students work on their fact and opinion project using leveled Beethoven biographies. Conducting […]

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Celebrate Beethoven in the Classroom

Tweet Special Announcement! It’s finally here – a new addition to The Inspired Classroom’s book store…. and it’s a good one too! Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven in the Classroom: A Resource for Classroom Teachers and Music Teachers Alike by Elizabeth M. Peterson This eResource is built for any teacher who enjoys music, especially that of […]

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Arts Integration for the Art Teacher

Tweet This week, I wrote a guest post for Jessica Balsley’s website Art of Education.  She is an art teacher who provides many resources and ideas for other teachers interested and invested in arts education.  I decided to stay with my focus on arts integration and cater to her major audience – art teachers.  Here […]

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Learning about Dictatorship through Music

Tweet You can imagine my excitement when I read about how an attendee from my presentation at #RSCon11 decided to use some of the music integration strategies in her classroom – and found great success.  Stephanie Shouldis (@WizardOzTeacher) did just that.  She was there for my 30 minute webinar entitled “Integrating Music with Literacy to […]

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