About Dyan Branstetter

Dyan is a third grade teacher in a public school district in Lancaster, PA and has over 16 years of classroom experience. With a Masters of Science Education and a passion for dance and music, she strives to integrate the arts into the curriculum whenever possible. Dyan has a background in teaching advanced learners, and is devoted to using project based learning to help her students achieve 21st century learning skills and master the PA Core Standards. Dyan appears on Tuesdays here at EdCloset.

Art in the Garden

By | 2017-06-12T07:54:27+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

May is the perfect month to use a teaching garden to integrate the arts. From science topics such as plant growth and development or insects to venturing into the artistic world while using flower petals to make dyes, there [...]

Mastering Geometry Concepts With Dance

By | 2017-06-12T08:45:14+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

It is so interesting for me to observe students learning geometry in the elementary classroom simply because it is so different than other math concepts. Students who struggle with math sometimes shine when learning geometry since it is so [...]

Celebrating Shakespeare Through the Arts

By | 2017-06-12T08:55:58+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

April is the perfect month to bring some Shakespeare into your students' lives. William Shakespeare was born on approximately April 23, 1564. Unless you're a high school English teacher, his works may seem intimidating to teach. However, there are [...]

St. Patrick’s Day STEAM

By | 2017-06-14T09:19:58+00:00 March 14th, 2017|

If you’re relatively new to arts integration and STEAM, holidays are an easy entry point for experimenting with the approaches. You may be planning little holiday activities or parties, so with the same amount of preparation (or less!) [...]