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  • Music as Text: A Closer Look

Music as Text: A Closer Look

  • October 17th, 2014

It’s been established that art can serve as text to align to or interact with ELA standards, but today I want to explore a little more deeply exactly what that might look like in an elementary music classroom. Just as the Common Core is a departure from curriculum that […]

  • STEAM Leadership: Tell a Story to Inspire Your Staff to Innovate with “Lion Lights”

STEAM Leadership: Tell a Story to Inspire Your Staff to Innovate with “Lion Lights”

  • October 16th, 2014

Communicating and expressing your ideas to convey your STEAM vision, direction, message, or insight are all part of your job as an effective STEAM leader.  Public speaking to others in meaningful ways, whether that is your leadership team, your staff, or your community, can motivate others to the next level of performance.  Motivation is […]

  • What’s in a Song?

What’s in a Song?

  • October 15th, 2014

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.  
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.  

That’s a popular easy-to-sing tune many people know which makes it a great song to use in the classroom.  When I was teaching first grade I used it to line my students up […]

  • Writing Mix-a-Lot Arts Integration Lesson

Writing Mix-a-Lot Arts Integration Lesson

  • October 14th, 2014

Next week, we will be offering our second Online LIVE Event for Reading and Art Comprehension Strategies.  We’re so excited that Lisa and Jenny will be sharing some ideas for tying these two areas together in a way that honors both contents individually.  As our way of preparing for that event, […]

  • Writing Assessments that Encourage Critical Thinking

Writing Assessments that Encourage Critical Thinking

  • October 13th, 2014

There are some definite aspects of dance education that are in need of simple memorization, however, once the memorization has occurred how do we work the concepts into the critical thinking process?  This week I am working on composing a midterm for my students, but I want it to […]

 

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