Time With the Littles 

Every Summer, Christmas and Easter vacation comes with something very precious to me – time with my own kids. In my mind these vacation times are magical moments that my kids will remember forever. I will be calm and engaged (not yelling about messes or bad behavior.) We will spend our time doing crafts and […]

Zombie Prom Set Design Part 1 – Scale Drawing

*For the complete STEAM Lesson Plan “Scale Drawings,” click here to request access to all our FREE resources.* I have been very fortunate to work with some amazing theatre teachers who have advocated strongly for us in my district over the last few years. As a result, our district offered a mini-grant for STEAM projects. […]

Children Will Listen

Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn. Children may not obey, but children will listen. -Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods I had a conversation with one of my students yesterday that made me both sad and proud. She is a graduating senior who has […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 and we’re celebrating teachers and the official launch of Learning Artistically! We all know that educators are one of the top coffee drinking professions (onej survey claims we drink 4 cups a day!), so to take the edge off of your coffee addiction, we’re offering two winners a Starbucks Gift […]

Why STEAM Education

  THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS   So let’s get this out of the way – STEM has been the big buzzword around education since it became a centerpiece of President Obama’s education platform. WHY are we adding the arts to make it STEAM?? Isn’t the point of STEM that the focus is on […]

Not Another Buzzword

If you are a teacher and have taught for more than three years, you have probably been introduced to the newest, latest education fad that is going to turn our schools around. It will come with a whole new set of jargon to learn, staff development days to sit through, acronyms to memorize and administrators […]