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Making Mistakes in the Art Class: March's Stepping Stones
For March's Stepping Stones article, I focused on how students learn from their mistakes in the art room.   We always tell ourselves that it’s human to make mistakes,
and as adults, we’re used to them happening, big or small.   We fall down, pick ourselves ...
For March's Stepping Stones article, I focused on how students learn from their mistakes in the art room.   We always tell ourselves that it’s human to make mistakes, and as adults, we’re used to them happening, big or sma...
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And Today's Special Guest...Mom! A Project Inspired by the Keeping Quilt
One day, I was walking past the 4th grade classrooms and noticed the students were reading the story called "The Keeping Quilt" by Patricia Polacco.  The homeroom teachers were doing class book cover contests, paper quilt patterns, and written responses ins...
One day, I was walking past the 4th grade classrooms and noticed the students were reading the story called "The Keeping Quilt" by Patricia Polacco.  The homeroom teachers were doing class book cover contests, paper quilt pat...
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I've been inspired to share my wardrobe.  Not just any clothing in my closet, but what I like to wear to the best job ever.  Thanks to the popular styles of Cassie Stephens (author of cassiestephens.blogspot.com), many art te...
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What Do You Do With Your Split Classes?
Do you have a split level class in your school?  SInce my first year of teaching, I've had around one to two classes per year of split level classes.  I've had K/1, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, and 5/6.  I've learned quite a few things with having split level classes and...
Do you have a split level class in your school?  SInce my first year of teaching, I've had around one to two classes per year of split level classes.  I've had K/1, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, and 5/6.  I've learned quite a few things wit...
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10 Creative Art Teacher Tricks That Really Work: December's Stepping Stones
For this month's Arts and Activities Stepping Stones , I focused on 10 creative art teacher tricks that really work. When browsing social media, we always see the lists of tips
and tricks that work for some, but fail for others.   Sometimes you never know w...
For this month's Arts and Activities Stepping Stones, I focused on 10 creative art teacher tricks that really work. When browsing social media, we always see the lists of tips and tricks that work for some, but fail for othe...
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Maintaining Rapport with Colleagues: November's Stepping Stones
For November's Stepping Stones , I focused on Maintaining Rapport with Colleagues .  To often issues arise with co workers that could have been avoided, and at times, we need to be the beacon of light that brings the peace and warmth to a workplace. When wo...
For November's Stepping Stones, I focused on Maintaining Rapport with Colleagues.  To often issues arise with co workers that could have been avoided, and at times, we need to be the beacon of light that brings the peace and ...
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After School Art Projects: Butterflies for Lurie's Children's Memorial Hospital
In Springtime, Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Children's Memorial Hospita l hosts an annual memorial service for families and staff to come together to honor and celebrate the lives of children they have cared for and who have pass away.  Elementary and High Schoo...
In Springtime, Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Children's Memorial Hospital hosts an annual memorial service for families and staff to come together to honor and celebrate the lives of children they have cared for and who have pass a...
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And Today's Special Guest...Mom! A Project Inspired by the Keeping Quilt

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The STEAM Initiative: February's Stepping Stones
For February's Stepping Stones in Arts & Activities Magazine , I focused on how important the arts should be included in the STEM idea that's gaining popularity. Across the country, many school districts are catching on to the idea of STEM to encourage 21 s...
For February's Stepping Stones in Arts & Activities Magazine, I focused on how important the arts should be included in the STEM idea that's gaining popularity. Across the country, many school districts are catching on to...
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Combining Elements of Art With Core Subjects: January's Stepping Stones
For January's Stepping Stones, I focused on how to combine elements of art with the core subjects.  In January 2014, I was given a great opportunity to present to my district how the arts infuse core subjects within our own curriculum.  I took the opportuni...
For January's Stepping Stones, I focused on how to combine elements of art with the core subjects.  In January 2014, I was given a great opportunity to present to my district how the arts infuse core subjects within our own c...
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My student, Persia26, is a finalist in the 4th-6th grade category this week!  If you can, can we please have a vote for her?  Thank you in advance
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2015 Winter STEAM and Arts Integration Online Conference Registration is Open!
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you passionate about igniting student learning through the arts?  Then
be a part of the 4th Connectivity Online STEAM Conference offered by Education Closet ! What is the conference about? The winter
conference will focus on how to make the shift to STE...
Are you passionate about igniting student learning through the arts?  Then be a part of the 4th Connectivity Online STEAM Conference offered by Education Closet! What is the conference about? The winter conference will focus ...
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Elementary Art Educator, Mom, Artist, and Advocate for the Arts
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Mother, Artist, Elementary Art Educator (NBCT), and Advocate for the Arts (Focus in Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, and Photography)
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Art Educator, Artist
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July 15