Five Ways to Cultivate Creativity in the Classroom

5 WAYS TO CULTIVATE CREATIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Creative classrooms don’t just happen. They are fostered, day by day, by teachers and administrators who truly value the (sometimes loud, messy and unpredictable) creative process.   As a public school music educator for 15 years I have worked with classroom teachers who set up their students for creative success and also those who have not. The difference is clear when they come to my classroom for music each week – I see it in the risks they are willing to take, the amount of struggle they can handle before getting frustrated, whether they see challenges as an opportunity or a burden, and even how they interact with each other.
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By |January 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

How Helping Children Resulted In My Failure

How Helping Children Resulted In My Failure

It has been many months since I’ve written a blog post as I have been dealing with some life changing events. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the lessons that I learned from my experience.

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By |December 23rd, 2014|Featured|7 Comments

The University Promise – Reality Check

The University Promise – Reality Check
My daughter recently began her school career in Junior Kindergarten and since her school is JK-12, I received a newsletter outlining why I should send her to University. It made me laugh, but it also made me think about how many young people I have […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become
Wow…I just love this phrase! I first heard Who you spend time with is who you become from Nido Qubein, a renowned business expert and the President of High Point University in North Carolina. I was at a business conference watching a […]

By |April 7th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

Reflecting on the Sandy Hook Tragedy

Reflecting on the Sandy Hook Tragedy
It is incredible how we can be going about our day and then something happens to give us a jolt that reminds us how precious life really is. Friday morning, in a picturesque small town in Connecticut that is exactly what happened. I know the […]

By |December 17th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

What if Money Didn’t Matter?

What if Money Didn’t Matter?
I recently watched an incredible short video (which is embedded above so you can watch it) based on the question, “What if money didn’t matter?” Wow, what an amazingly powerful piece! As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room in Los Angeles at Mega […]

By |November 29th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

The Meaning of Choices

The Meaning of Choices
My father asked me recently, “How did your art school experience contribute to your career?” I thought about it for a minute, and the first thing that came to mind was that art school gave me the time to examine ideas and helped me understand where I […]

By |November 12th, 2012|Featured, Introduction|0 Comments