Common Core and the Arts Series2017-06-08T11:52:48+00:00

Common Core and the Arts Series



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Building Reflection into Your Teaching Practice

How much time do you really spend reflecting on your teaching practice? Do you actually put in the time, or is it something you'll get to "when you have time"? In this episode, Matt and Laura share their journey with the #Reflect31 challenge and how anyone can make reflection a habit in their day. TRANSCRIPT Laura Grundler: Well, good morning. Matt Grundler: Good morning. Hi. Laura Grundler: Hi. We are Matt and Laura Grundler. [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|

Making Literacy Connections with Carol Varsalona

Literacy can span all subjects and offers an easy link between classrooms. In this episode, #K12artchat hosts Matt and Laura Grundler sit down with Carol Varsalona to explore specific strategies for embedding literacy skills in all content areas. TRANSCRIPT Matt Grundler: Hey everybody, this is Matt Grundler, welcome to our third episode of Creatively Connected classrooms, I'm getting used to that. And we have a really great host someone who hasn't hosted before but [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|

From Classroom to Community with Samantha Melvin

In this episode, Matt and Laura chat with veteran educator Samantha Melvin about the possibilities that open up when we lead the way from classroom to community.  Together, the team explores why it's tough sometimes to integrate with other teachers and how to overcome those challenges.  They also have a meaningful conversation surrounding the idea of taking what we do inside the classroom and bringing that to our larger community.  Let's go! Show Transcript [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|

Redesigning Education with the Tech Rabbi

Welcome to our new podcast, The Creatively Connected Classroom.  This is a joint effort between EducationCloset and #K12ArtChat founders Matt and Laura Grundler.  Each week, Team Grundler will be chatting with hosts of the popular Twitter Chat to dig into innovative ideas that are shaping education.  We hope this helps all teachers build collaborative relationships and try integrating in and through the arts. To kick everything off, the team is joined by The Tech [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|

Benefits of Arts Education: Reaching a Broader Audience

I have thought a lot about the benefits of arts education this summer.  While I naturally have an intense interest in the arts, one specific event really got me thinking. I had the pleasure of listening to the San Diego Symphony play a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin. The scene was perfect: I was sitting on the lawn of the Embarcadero. The sun was setting.  Looking around, my heart was so happy!  There is [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|

Make a Mark in the Makerspace

Everyone needs to "make their mark!" If you are familiar with the book "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds, you know all about how important that first mark can be. Art created by students leaves their creative mark and creates inviting school spaces. Our fifth grade students created signs for our elementary school Makerspace! Part of the media center was being repurposed for it, and our media specialist wanted letters that spelled out “explore” and [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|
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