Summer of Creativity2018-07-27T08:51:26+00:00

ISSUE #3 • JUNE 2017

The Summer of Creativity

After a long school year, it’s time to recharge the batteries. While many of us will spend time working on curriculum, we all need to find time to let it go and connect back to our own creative juices. This issue provides great tips for making that a reality!

 

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3D Printing is a rapidly changing technology.  So it's no wonder that teachers are sometimes intimidated by this medium.  To help make this all a little more manageable, I've curated a list of 3D printing [...]

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The Power of Letting Go

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How to Cultivate a Mindful Classroom

Have you ever thought about combining yoga with arts integration?  Mary Kay Connerton has done just that with her Stretch Your Wellness curriculum for schools.  Mary Kay and I worked together in the language arts [...]

Insect Art: Chalk and Glue Technique

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