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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.


Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

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Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Loud)

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Music and the Spirit of Schools

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Music and the Spirit of Schools

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Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

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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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Google Glass: Making Learning Visible with Wearable Technology

Visual Arts teacher Stacey Goodman explores using Google Glass with his high school students.

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The Greatest Shows on Earth: The Case for Arts Education and Support

Guest blogger Aine Greaney, an author and writing workshop leader, makes a strong case for arts education in the schools and family support at home.

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Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer of the Expeditionary Learning schools, opens his portfolio of student work to demonstrate the immediate and longterm benefits of deeper learning.

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Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

From PBL to ZBL, Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller explores a new twist to project-based learning: the pedagogical benefits of Zombies!

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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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What Makes for a Master Teacher?

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

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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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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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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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