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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.

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Artify Your Summer

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

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What Makes for a Master Teacher?

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Simple Music Integration for Primary Classrooms

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Artify Your Summer

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It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media

Blogger Mark Phillips introduces students to semiotics, or the language of images, in a unit about critical consciousness and the media.

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How to Write Dialogue that Matters: Lessons from Aaron Sorkin

Todd Finley offers another entertaining peek into the mind of a writing teacher, this time examining how we can learn a lot about creating dialogue from popular screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

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Engaging Students with Technology over the Summer

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests a number of ways that tech-savvy teachers can keep their students engaged in academic thinking over summer vacation.

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Build Reading and Writing Skills with Music

Blogger and author Jeffrey Pflaum explains how his system of musical writing prompts is related to his approach of helping students visualize while reading -- and appreciate and practice creative use of language.

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

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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Marvin Gaye, Civil Rights, and My Heart-to-Heart with John Legend

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo looks at the What's Going On . . . Now project, a contemporary call to action asking a new generation to consider singer Marvin Gaye's 1971 plea for peace, justice and equality.

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Trends in Research-Based Practice: Report from the AERA Conference

Edutopia Research Analyst Vanessa Vega reports on trends in research-based practice as examined at the recent AERA Conference.

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Build Reading and Writing Skills with Music

Blogger and author Jeffrey Pflaum explains how his system of musical writing prompts is related to his approach of helping students visualize while reading -- and appreciate and practice creative use of language.

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Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
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Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project

A pair of educators are sanguine about their art, biology, and multimedia program.

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Seven Tech Integration Lesson Plans: Let the Voting Begin!

Seven great tech integration lesson plans. Vote for your favorite; the winner gets to donate Steven Johnson's new book Digital Tools for Learning to a deserving colleague.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.

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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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The Benefits of Taking Students Outside to Inspire Writing

Student writing can take off when kids are asked to step out of the classroom and into their imaginations.

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Digital Poetry

Blogger Terry Heick opens our eyes to the directions in which poetry is expanding on the digital frontier.

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