How it Feels to Be a Student – Retreat Reflections

Tweet I began the retreat hoping to rekindle my creative spirit and renew my interest and passion for integrating the arts in the curriculum. Art is an expression of one’s self and at the start of the retreat I was nervous to share my art–myself–with my fellow retreaters. I, however, ask my learners every single […]

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Music to Learn By – Soundtracking My Classroom

Tweet In my last post, Music Sets the Tone, I described my intention of using music more in my classroom as a backdrop to all our activities. It’s been over a week that I have been faithfully soundtracking my classroom!  I have committed to teaching while some sort of music is constantly playing and it […]

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How Design Can Impact Learning – Info Graphic

Tweet Sometimes you can glean interesting information and ideas to consider for your classroom through an info graphic.  Enjoy this info graphic about classroom design and add your own comments below.  

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How Classroom Design Affects Learning

Tweet The performance and progress of children in school is dependent on a number of factors, from the quality of the content they are being taught, the teaching methods and reinforcement of these lessons to their environment and their visceral responses to classroom surroundings. The latter dictates that it is important to build a positive […]

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Versatility for the Real World

Tweet “I’m never going to use this in the real world anyway.” It’s a constant refrain of students as they struggle with studies and get bored with certain subjects. As students mature, they begin to view “real world” vocationally, misunderstanding that even if they pursue a career as a lawyer then the basics of geometry […]

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Soundtracks for Learning – Book Review and Giveaway

Tweet I have taught many workshops and courses specifically in music integration and in all of them I stress the importance and usefulness of listening to music with your students.  After all, that is how arts integration started for me – through active listening experiences I created with my students.  And without fail, the most […]

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Studio Days – So Important to Our Learning!

Tweet There’s so much to learn from being creative. That’s the backbone idea behind Studio Days. When you provide an opportunity for students to experience a Studio Day, they are given a chance to create something original from start to finish in a safe, creative environment; given time to reflect on their experience and begin […]

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Three Key Ways the Brain Learns

Tweet Enjoy this short, but informative piece about how the brain works.  Using just these three concepts can help mold your teaching.  ~EMP When it comes to how students learn most easily, there are three principles that seem to repeatedly surface. 1. Students progress better in an active, play-based learning environment. This may seem too […]

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Developing Learners

Tweet Guest bloggers on The Inspired Classroom and I have often touched upon personal philosophies of education.  These philosophies have ranged from technology to special ed, to education and teaching in general.  My first written philosophy of ed (from about 13 years ago) compared teaching to gardening, and I was brought back to those images […]

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