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Left Bank Learning: When "Work Time" Becomes "Studio Time"

Offer students a creative, collaborative atmosphere similar to a Parisian cafe or artist's studio. Here are six tips for bringing the Left Bank to your classroom.


Feeling the Power of Oral Communication

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

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Feeling the Power of Oral Communication

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

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Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

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Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media

Rap and film bring the Bard's characters to life for high school students.

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Teach Shakespeare However You Want -- Just Keep His Language Alive

Where there's Will, there's a way . . . to teach. Any approach that brings students to Shakespeare is worth trying, but in the end, the lingo's the thing.

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Timely Tips: News You Can Use in Your Classroom

These articles offer practical advice for responding to current events.


Send the Kids Outside!

The National Wildlife Federation takes up the cause to promote more outdoor time for children.

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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

Students get schooled in math lessons put to a hip-hop beat.

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How to Write Your Own Math Rap

The Rappin' Mathematician presents a step-by-step guide to creating an academic rhyme.

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article Chronicles the 20th Century

Life magazine's online photo archive enables teachers to bring a range of subjects into vivid focus.

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Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz profiles how a California elementary school used music, dance, and visual arts to connect the content-learning in all its classrooms.

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Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

Youth arts program administrator and guest blogger Kim Dabbs describes an after-school program in which teens used design thinking to create a mobile app for engaging young people in revitalizing their city's core area.

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The TEAMS Model: Unifying Arts, Academics, and Career and Technical Education

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Jim Brazell, a technology forecaster, author, public speaker, and consultant. It is the second in a five-part series on the convergence of STEM education and the Arts (TEAMS).

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11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks

Check out these strategies and approaches for bringing more creativity into the classroom and inspiring young artists.

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Instruments of Learning: Music Students Take -- and Make -- Notes

Instruments of Learning: Music Students Take -- and Make -- Notes

In Bay Shore, New York, technology tools help students understand music theory and compose pieces of their own.

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The Best of 2012: My Favorite Films for Parents and Educators

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips shares his favorite education-related films of 2012.

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National Parks: Project-Based Learning in Our Most Important Places

Some examples of rich and rewarding learning opportunities offered in our national parks.

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