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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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Celebrity Q&A: America Ferrera on Becoming an Ambassador for Education

The star of Ugly Betty talks about her role as Save the Children's artist ambassador for education.

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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.

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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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David Garibaldi: From Outlaw to International Hip Hop Artist
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David Garibaldi: From Outlaw to International Hip Hop Artist

This successful performance artist credits his career pathway program for making high school relevant.

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Artify Your Summer

Creativity is a great way to quickly transition into summer and begin to relax. Teachers, check out these ideas for getting your art on.

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Use "Rile 'Em Up" Music to Develop Cultural Empathy

By listening to and reading the lyrics of songs from unfamiliar cultures, students can connect on a personal level with historical and social justice issues.

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Integrating Art and Politics to Improve High School Student Engagement

Two teachers at Central York High School in York, PA, share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects.

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Romeo and Juliet for the 21st c.: How One Teacher Created a Drama Club and Made Shakespeare Hip

North Philly Teacher stimulates her students' passion as well as her own with an updated version of Romeo and Juliet.

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Why After-School Programs Matter

At the end of the school day, getting to go to a dance studio or a weight room or onto a stage can make all the difference in any child's life.

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Make a Sketch: The Importance of Art in Education

Sometimes, drawing beats drilling when it comes to learning.

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