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.

How to Artfully Manage your Classroom

By | 2017-08-24T12:57:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Classroom management has been the boogie-man for many a teacher.  It’s one of the most important elements of a successful classroom and yet teacher training programs are infamous for not adequately training students to be ready to manage a [...]

The Science Behind Curiosity

By | 2017-08-01T07:57:00+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Teachers often teach by instinct.  They are also action researchers.  They try something, they see how the kids respond and they either do it again or don’t depending on how the students react.  One thing teachers know is that [...]

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 [...]