About Deirdre Moore

Deirdre is a teaching artist and AI coach in the San Diego public schools dedicated to helping classroom teachers make arts an integral part of their teaching. Deirdre has an MEd in Arts Integration and over twenty years of classroom and performing arts teaching experience. Deirdre appears every Wednesday. Email Deirdre.

A Summer of Creative Experiences

By | 2017-05-30T08:15:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Four years ago I had an idea for a summer of creative experiences.  I called it my Educator Recovery Program (ERP) for those who needed to recharge after a tough school year or an Arts Immersion Program (AIP) for [...]

Collaborate?! When? How?

By | 2017-06-12T08:48:43+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

One of the hardest things about teaching is the lack of time to actually talk/collaborate/share with colleagues.  It can be a very lonely profession.  Although I do see school systems trying to facilitate more collaboration among teachers, I also [...]

Changing Brains to Foster Success

By | 2017-02-22T01:47:55+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|

You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.  How true, how true.  Especially in our classrooms.  We can provide exciting learning opportunities for our students; we can provide them with skills, strategies and techniques [...]

The Show Must Go On!

By | 2017-01-31T20:44:49+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

So ended the first article I wrote last year about the experience of producing a musical at a school that had never produced a musical before.  The production team, the parents and the students all came together and we [...]