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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.


8 Living Artists Every Educator Should Know

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3 Reasons Why Music Theory Is Important for Your Students

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8 Living Artists Every Educator Should Know

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Artistic to the Core: Music and Common Core

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22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

Kindergarten inclusion teacher Trisha Riche' inspires her students -- and her readers -- to play, learn and teach outside of the box.

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Writing on the Walls: Graffiti as an Integrated Study Project

Guest blogger Shani Leader, an art teacher at High Tech High, describes how her students' fascination with graffiti opened the way to a multidisciplinary project incorporating fine arts, social science, language arts and technology.

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Unlocking Silent Histories: Critical and Creative Expression for Indigenous Youth

Guest blogger Donna DeGennaro, director and founder of Unlocking Silent Histories, describes the experience of introducing indigenous youth in Guatemala to the art of documentary filmmaking and watching them find their voices.

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Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

Guest blogger Courtney Boddie of the New Victory Theater offers a lesson plan to implement the Common Core ELA standards through creative play with the narrative possibilities of reimagining a classic fairytale.

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Count Basie's Blues: Literature, Art and Vulnerability

Guest blogger Florina Rodov, an educational entrepreneur with an inner city teaching background, shares her story of a gifted student dealing with a difficult life by embracing the arts.

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Pivot Point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM and Arts Integration

Guest blogger Susan Riley, an arts integration specialist, explains that arts integration programs aren't the same as turning STEM programs into STEAM, but that interdisciplinary approaches can be pivot points across multiple content areas.

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It's All in the Thumbs: What David Hockney Can Teach Schools About Technology

Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson challenges schools to learn from painter David Hockney who, at age 76, is making simple yet visionary use of mobile technology.

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Use Music to Develop Kids' Skills and Character

Songs with lyrics are often considered a teaching tool of yesterday, but it could come in handy when developing social and emotional skills in your students.

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Using Music in the Classroom to Inspire Creative Expression

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo shares tips for integrating music in the elementary classroom.

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Reading Film: The Story of Movies

Martin Scorsese champions a visual-literacy curriculum, available free to teachers for use in middle school classrooms.

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The Social and Emotional Benefits of Being Weirdly Creative

Arts integration helps kids connect and feel safe on the bumpy road to learning.

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What Makes for a Master Teacher?

What makes for a master teacher? Ben Johnson shares his ideas and invites discussion.

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Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through "Making"

Former engineering professor and executive director of the Maker Education Initiative describes how the Maker Movement is engaging STEM students in new ways.

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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.

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