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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

Pedagogy

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

The neuromechanisms responsible for feeling and managing the body’s physical survival and consciousness have been co-opted to also manage social …

immordinoyang

Why Teachers Love Using Those Magical OK Go Videos in Class

"I subliminally brainwashed my kids into being OK Go fans," jokes Jennie Magiera, who taught in Chicago's public schools for 10 years. "The music …

Teaching

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year

Recently, I tweeted out an older post titled, “10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #ClassroomCulture This Year”, where I share some simple ideas on …

Teaching

From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding

Below I’ve highlighted some great coding apps and websites already out there that tackle these three big challenges in inventive ways, providing …

Why Med Schools Are Requiring Students to Take Art Classes, and How It Makes Med Students Better Doctors

I have followed several debates recently about the lack of arts and humanities education in STEM programs. One argument runs thus: scientists, …

Penn State

Dealing with Creative Block? A Deck of Cards Might Help

Ricardo Cavolo, from the series “Tarto Del Fuego,” 2016. Courtesy of Station 16 Gallery.Geeta Dayal was stuck.Back in 2007, the music journalist was …

Creativity

Curious About Color Mixing? Here Are the Basics You Need to Know

There’s more to painting than simply applying pigment to canvas. Mixing colors is just as important as the technique or style of your work. Choosing the right hues can make a huge impact in conveying the emotion of a painting; it goes hand-in-hand with the subject matter. Consider, for instance, …

Home Decorating

How the Groundbreaking Realism Movement Revolutionized Art History

In the middle of the 19th century, artists in Europe adopted a new style of art: <b>Realism</b>. Characterized by unprecedented attention to everyday subject matter, this art movement transformed the western art world.<p>Though, today, this interest in ordinary iconography may not seem noteworthy, it marked a …

Art

Ten New Google and Microsoft EDU Features to Try

The annual ISTE conference was held last week. It is during this conference that the biggest brands in field of educational technology, and …

Education Technology

The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to …

Pedagogy

Green Screen Tips from Teachers on Twitter

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of helping many different teachers use green screen effects in their classrooms. This summer I get the …

Chroma Keying

Listening Is a Teacher's Most Powerful Tool

First Person<p>—Getty<p>One of our most powerful strategies as teachers is to listen to our students, to learn who they are, and to find out what sparks …

Van Gogh Watercolor - Watercolor, Watercolor Painting & Watermedia, History, Contemporary, Exhibitions

<b>Van Gogh Museum Unveils New Acquisition</b> <b>of Van Gogh’s ‘Pollard Willow’ Watercolor</b><p>On Thursday May 10th, The Van Gogh Museum revealed the watercolor, …

Museums

Three-Dimensional Paper Doodles Created With Playful Folds and Rips by HuskMitNavn | Colossal

<p>Danish artist HuskMitNavn (which translates to “Remember My Name”) is a painter, muralist, and compulsive doodler who creates clever …

Drawing

Life of Alexander Calder, Sculptor Who Reimagined Mobiles

<b>Alexander Calder</b> (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was one of the most prolific, recognizable, and beloved American artists of the 20th century. He …

Art

Life and Work of Piet Mondrian, Dutch Abstract Painter

<b>Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan,</b> changed to <b>Mondrian</b> in 1906 (March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944) is remembered for his distinctive geometric …

Art

How Action Research Sparks Innovation and Boosts Creativity in the Classroom

What happens when you give students exemplars? Do they simply copy the pre-existing examples? Do they fail to take creative risks? Do they …

Pedagogy

3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

1. Walking Notes<p>Many teachers, myself included, rely heavily on PowerPoint or Google Slides for displaying notes while lecturing. Instead of the …

Teaching

A good reminder of mindsets that lead to continual improvement #sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth @wayfaringpath #edchat #growthmindset https://t.co/iTVtZvDXYX

Ten Takeaways from #ISTE18

I was fortunate enough to attend my first ISTE conference ever. After I saw the price tag I understand now why this conference is a <b>big deal</b> to go to …

Education Technology

Digital Storytelling Through Maps

Esri Story Maps is a web tool that enables you to combine the power of maps and narrative text to create engaging and inspiring stories to share with …

Education Technology

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

Genius Hour in Elementary School

My first year of Genius Hour in my fifth-grade classroom was a huge success. I gave students one hour each week to study any subject of their …

Teaching

Take a 3D Tour Through Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

As he aged, architect Frank Lloyd Wright became a snowbird. He’d spend part of the year at his beloved Taliesin home, studio and architecture school …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Huge Flipgrid News! - All Features Now Free

Flipgrid has been acquired by Microsoft. That's good news for the founders of Flipgrid and great news for all of us who enjoy using Flipgrid. As of …

6 Signs You're Creating Confident Students

<b>Are You Creating Confident Students?</b><p>One approach to great teaching is facilitation: decentering yourself. Standing to the side, out of the students’ …

Pedagogy

4 Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom

2) giving students opportunities to see how others have used artistic expression to make sense of the learning topics at hand.<p>Within this simple …

Teaching

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Harvard

What Teaching That Lifts All Students Could Look Like

She got an A– in that night class with McKamey. “I worked my butt off learning grammar and writing,” she says. “When I heard my grade, I thought they …