… And We Receive …

Tweet Receive is one of those words I have to think about before I write it.  You know, “i before e, except after c.”  (Really, I have to do this every time.) But after doing Yoga (pretty much for the first time) the other day, it took on a whole new meaning.  Our TIC summer […]

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Make Me a Guru

Tweet In the second section of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert travels to India to study the discipline of Yoga.  Early on in the section she takes the time to explain some of the important words used (that we can tend to take for granted). “The word Guru is  composed of two Sanskrit syllables.  […]

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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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Looking Ahead

Tweet The end of the year is a natural time to reflect back and look ahead.  It’s actually quite an empowering time for teachers.  I hear many teachers’ voices full of a renewed excitement as they talk about what they will do next year whether it will be a repeat or modified lesson. Just the […]

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The DID List

Tweet Sure, we all have a HUGE end-of-the-year TO DO list, but let’s step back for a moment and make a different list: a DID List. This is a list of all the things you DID, you accomplished, you made work. Last week my principal made a list like this including all the things in […]

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PLaiC – Experience, Reflect, Apply

Tweet This past week, a group of teachers that work in my district got together for our monthly (3 months strong!) PLaiC meeting.  This is a PLC (Professional Learning Community) session that centers around Arts Integration.  The format for this session was different than that in the past and I believe it was very effective.  […]

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The Relationship Between Structure and Freedom

Tweet This month our focus has been on Freedom in Structure and I have enjoyed working with it in my class, reflecting on it, reading about it and blogging about it. This is definitely a topic that will reoccur here at The Inspired Classroom site and magazine. In my first post on the subject, I […]

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Reflections on #140conf

Tweet Just watched the educators’ panel on #140conf. It was GREAT! Just the 30 min I was able to catch was inspiring to say the least. Lit a fire in this teacher and parent. I started watching when a group of 8th graders were singing their own lyrics to a Lady GaGa song about the […]

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