Summer Was…

Tweet Summer was fun, relaxing, rejuvenating, busy, short, eventful, and satisfying. And now, summer is officially over.  Sorry – someone had to say it!  But with summer over, a new school year begins and I for one feel like I need that structure again.  My hope is that I will find that balance of health […]

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Fun at the Retreat

Tweet Well the Teacher Art Retreat is underway and we are having a great time!  So far, we have moved, breathed, eaten, glued, designed, shared, talked, played, acted, painted, laughed, questioned, and reflected.  (I’m sure I’m missing a few verbs…)  Our hinged box books are built and tomorrow we will work on the content of […]

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A PD Retreat

Tweet What do you think of when you hear the words professional development? I sent this question out to my PLN on Twitter and here are some of the replies I received: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/hechternacht/status/101843908455178241″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/betsymck/status/101845454865707008″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/mrwickersham/status/101849001594327041″] Sad, isn’t it?  Teachers are not slackers.  We are hard working.  So when we are put into […]

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Arts Integration Cannot Replace Arts Ed

Tweet Earlier this week, Katherine Damkohler wrote a post for the ARTSblog website called Arts Integration Isn’t Enough. (Be sure to go and read this post!) It reminded me of a piece I wrote a few weeks back on ArtsEd VS ArtsInt.  In it, I felt the need to not only define each, but to […]

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Teacher Retreat 2011

Tweet I am so excited to announce The Inspired Classroom’s first ever Teacher Art Retreat summer event! Join teachers from the area who are ready to treat themselves to three days of art making and idea sharing.  Whether you are interested in ARTS INTEGRATION, ART EDUCATION, or just need some time for YOURSELF, this retreat, […]

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Arts Integration Course this Summer

Tweet Here’s an exciting opportunity for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas:  An Arts Integration graduate level course!  If you are in the Maine/Massachusetts/New Hampshire area this summer, you may want to invest some time into this!  Read on for details: I am excited to announce that I will be conducting a graduate […]

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Social Media and the Classroom

Tweet What a hot topic this is! Do you friend students on Facebook? Do you follow them on Twitter? Do you use social media to communicate with students and families? Do you even want to go there?  Some teachers do not and others say that friending students online is a natural extension of their job […]

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What Teachers DO When They are NOT with Students

Tweet It can be quite a discussion when negotiations come around.  How much “prep” time do we allow teachers to have?  How much “free” time should they get a week?  How much time away from students do they really need each day? Regardless of how much time we teachers have during the school day, it […]

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