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A Request for Youth Poetry About Ferguson

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The Off/Page Project, a joint venture of the Center for Investigative Reporting and Youth Speaks, has put out a call for “original poetry from young people” about the shooting of Michael Brown, and the events in Ferguson, Mo., in the days since his death.
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Tell everyone who loves poetry to create and join the project.

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Morning Meetings: Creating a Safe Space for Learning

Morning Meetings: Creating a Safe Space for Learning | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
At Symonds Elementary, teachers use morning meetings to develop valuable social-emotional skills, create a culture of respect and trust, and prepare students to learn.
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Start the School Year by "Awakening Your Dreamers"

Start the School Year by "Awakening Your Dreamers" | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
What if your first project was about getting to know the hopes and dreams and talents of your students?
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For Aging Schools: What ‘Community-Centric Design’ Could Look Like

For Aging Schools: What ‘Community-Centric Design’ Could Look Like | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
When Danish Kurani left his large architecture firm in 2011 to study urban design at Harvard, he began to conceive of a design firm that would tackle almost every social issue imaginable: inequality, access to housing and clean water, health, you...
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Was this the world's first flower?

Was this the world's first flower? | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
An aquatic plant that bloomed underwater as long as 130 million years ago may have been among Earth's first flowering plants, say scientists.
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What does this article have to do with arts integration?

It is an amazing prompt to excite children's imaginations- and pique interest in science.  Let them draw and write stories about the world's first flower.  

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EmpathicEducation for a Compassionate Nation: 'Life Is a Performance'

EmpathicEducation for a Compassionate Nation: 'Life Is a Performance' | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it

In my work, I promote EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation as a method of healing Educational Trauma. Like Rifkin, I believe empathy (and compassion) are critical to preserving the biosphere, and that they are foundational skills for any career in the 21st century. Empathy powers collaboration by attuning people to each other, and not just fixating on one's own goals and experiences.

 

To promote this foundational skill, I've created an educational experience for students that promotes "dramaturgical consciousness" for Millenials and Gen X'ers.

 

The Connect Group School is a psychodrama in action because it gives students an opportunity to work through modern dilemmas in education -- in real time. In our Learning Community, students are the actors along with adult co-founders supporting their experiment in how to educate 21st century students. Improv and theater are among the learning experiences provided to our students in an effort to empower them with the skills needed to actively participate in democracy.

 

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Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?

Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
In the short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” author Ursula Le Guin describes a utopian city that has everything people want or need — beauty, religion, happiness — but it’s all possible because one child is kept in the dark, separated...
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Want to Teach Kids Empathy? Try Music.

Want to Teach Kids Empathy? Try Music. | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
A new study recently found that children who simultaneously participate in a physically engaging, time-based activity feel more positively towards each and can experience greater empathy for one another.

According to the lead author of the study, “[s]ynchrony is like a glue that brings people together — it’s a magical connector for people.

 

“‘The findings might be applied to formulate new strategies for education in our effort to build a more collaborative and empathic future society,’ she said.

 


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Video: Writer’s Block - The New Yorker

Video: Writer’s Block - The New Yorker | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
A visit to a writing group at a prison outside of Detroit, where some inmates may be able to renegotiate their cases under new laws affecting juvenile life-without-parole sentencing.
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In this correctional facility north of Detroit, the men meet in a poetry group, two hours each week.

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Learning Through Tinkering

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If we want children to be independent thinkers, we should give them the tools — and the challenges — to figure stuff out for themselves.
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Montana Indian Poetry and Culture

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Historian, teacher, and poet Joseph McGeshick talks about Montana’s Native American poets and about what’s happening on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
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Copy and paste this pdf in your browser:

http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/IndianEd/Search/Language%20Arts/Secondary_BirthrightPoetry.pdf

 

You will be able to download this excellent book with poems, prompts, and information about the poets included in this book of contemporary Montana Indian Poetry.

Title: Birthright: Born to Poetry: A Collection of Montana Indian Poetry.

 

It says it's geared towards secondary school, but some of the poems are easily adaptable for younger grades.

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National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.
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The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Poetry is an effective tool for broadening elementary students' reading choices, strengthening sentence-level skills, teaching ELLs about English, and reinforcing learning across many subjects.
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From the Archives: The Importance of Taking Children to Art Museums | NEA

From the Archives: The Importance of Taking Children to Art Museums | NEA | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
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Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms

Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Even in a highly-structured classroom environment, you can foster creativity with strategies like possibility thinking, divergent thinking, encouraging student interests, and collaborative learning.
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Fit Lit: How Movement Impacts Learning

Fit Lit: How Movement Impacts Learning | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Students at Casey Middle learn more (and feel good about it) in a combined language arts/fitness class that boosts their cognition with aerobic and anaerobic activities.
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FOR ESTEFANI LORA, THIRD GRADE, WHO MADE ME A CARD

FOR ESTEFANI LORA, THIRD GRADE, WHO MADE ME A CARD | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
TEACHING ARTIST VOICE   for Estefani Lora, PS 132, Washington Heights By Aracelis Girmay * Elephant on an orange line, underneath a yellow circle meaning sun. 6 green, vertical lines, with color al...
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Marianne Moore and the Crowning Curio: How a Poem Saved One of the World’s Rarest and Most Majestic Trees

Marianne Moore and the Crowning Curio: How a Poem Saved One of the World’s Rarest and Most Majestic Trees | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
“It is still leafing; still there. Mortal though.”
That a tree can save a writer’s life is already miraculous enough, but that a writer can save a tree’s life is nothing short of magical.
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Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Schools are teaching sketchnoting as an innovative way to help students synthesize information that's important. Doodlers are making connections from what they hear to what they draw.
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How We Took Our Poetry Writing into Digital Spaces

Using Google Slides for writing, Kevin Hodgson's 6th graders tried out various poetic forms, learned digital design, & saw how to attribute the work of others.
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Collaborative artwork; Fifth-graders team up to create sculp...

Collaborative artwork; Fifth-graders team up to create sculp... | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Since April 15, about 200 Jamestown fifth-grade students and their teachers, along with Bonnie Tressler, teaching artist, have been using two-liter plastic pop bottles, paint and mod podge glue to create one entire sculpture.
The project, made possible by the Arts Center and supported in part by gr...
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A Conversation with a Nakoda/Assiniboine Poet

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During this program, Minerva Allen talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about her role as a guardian of tribal culture. She also reads from her collection
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Celebrating National Poetry Month | Scholastic.com

Celebrating National Poetry Month | Scholastic.com | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Are you looking for an interactive activity to assist you as you teach poetry during National Poetry Month? The Academy of American Poets presents Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that...
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Transforming Silence: Poetry and Performance

Transforming Silence: Poetry and Performance | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Teaching poetry becomes a powerful group activity through individual and communal observation and explanation, creative response to poems read aloud, and celebrating student work.
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