Arts Integration is an approach to teaching and learning through which content standards are taught and assessed equitably in and through the arts.  This archive page provides all of our best resources, lessons and ideas for Arts Integration in one location for K-12 classroom and arts teachers, schools and districts.

EducationCloset is dedicated to providing practical tips, high-quality professional development and lessons, courses and conferences in arts integration for all K-12 teachers.

Your Classroom Music Playlist Guide

By | 2017-08-01T07:41:55+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

  Playing background music while working can increase concentration, creativity and even help with collaboration.  All of which are critical for teaching and learning.  But what music should you play?  We asked our community what they play while students [...]

Stop Teaching, Start Reaching

By | 2017-07-31T07:53:14+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

How do you build Classroom Community? As educators we are so used to buzzwords flying about and one contemporary buzzword is Student Ownership.  We hear it all the time, we know what it should look like, but how do [...]

7 Hints for Teaching Expected Behaviors

By | 2017-07-25T15:39:29+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

  The beginning of the school year is often all about classroom management.  Teaching expected behaviors is a huge step in setting yourself up for a smooth year ahead.  By teaching our students what behaviors we wish to see, [...]

Back to School Pep Talk

By | 2017-07-31T07:45:50+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

This is a Back-To-School Pep Talk for the teachers out there who are revving up for yet another school year after taking a well-deserved break. Last year, I wrote an article titled “Back-to-School and Sunday Anxiety” but I wanted [...]

August Already?

By | 2017-07-28T08:45:21+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Don’t forget to look back before moving forward. Sometimes we forget to reflect back on our topics, hosts and chatting together so as the new school year approaches, we thought it would be a great time to look back at [...]

Pick 2 Brainstorming Strategy

By | 2017-07-28T08:40:41+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Since the beginning of time, people have been brainstorming to combine two seemingly unrelated items in new and creative ways. At one point in our history, either a creative thinker or an accidental inventor, created a wheel. That wheel, [...]

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 [...]