Teaching Effectively with Technology

“If you teach with technology in any form, at any level, I recommend you put this book at the top of your tottering pile of required reading on higher education. It’s an outstanding book that provides a road map for truly effective online teaching. What distinguishes [Miller’s] book from much of the research available on […]

Once A Dancer, Always A Dancer

Dance is truly one of the most beautiful and challenging art forms to master. Professional dancers make everything look so fluid and effortless and when you try to mimic their movements you end up looking like a hot mess. I love to dance and love the art itself, whether it is ballet, hip-hop, or ballroom. […]

I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can

When she shows them a rough cut, fatalistic Jean is angered by the false optimism and vehemently voices her objections to Barbara’s choices. The response triggers a deep depression in Barbara, who relies on Doctor Kalman, her therapist of many years, and an increased dosage of Valium to see her through the crisis. She finally […]

Do A Little Dance

dance doesn’t leave behind artifacts, we can’t really tell you who was the first caveman to get up and do a jig.There’s a little evidence of dancing in Egyptian tomb paintings) What we can tell you quite a lot about is…This dance, which may get its name from the German word for “turn,” first picked […]

Dance Allows Your Dreams To Speak

Some people dance just for fun, others dance because it’s their way of telling a story of happiness or if something tragic happened in their life and they just don’t like talking about it. It connects people, dance springs from human desire for personal expression and social connection.Dance relates to the scientific field of biomechanics […]

Our school Anniversary

Plan a fundraising fair for the weekend of the anniversary. This is a fun time for the current students to get involved in the celebration. You can plan your speeches and public announcements for a time during the fair. Have carnival games, popcorn and cotton candy. Parents, teachers and older students can volunteer to run […]

kids at play

Kids at Play Active Play is a free ACT Government program that offers training and resources for early childhood education and care services in the ACT.The KAPAP training has been designed to help early childhood educators feel confident to promote active play and teach fundamental movement skills (FMS) to children aged 3 to 5 in […]

Assignments stimulate independent thinking

Self-monitoring depends on the two processes of establishing goals and receiving feedback from others and from oneself. You can encourage your students to self-monitor by helping them develop their use of self and peer assessment to see whether the strategies they were using were effective for achieving learning goals.The aim here is a gradual, step-by-step […]

Hands on exercises accelerate learning

This article describes team-based, interpersonal, and individual hands-on activities that enhance out-of-the-box creative thinking. The activities are designed to be inquiry-based, and to allow for self-exploration of problems and solutions. Some of them encourage work in a self-paced mode, and other promote group competitions, thinking and discussions. Students are encouraged to find multiple, imaginative, intuitive […]

Drawing & Painting

There are plenty of programs out there that focus on just one area of drawing, but don’t really address the true essence of drawing. Any accomplished artist will tell you that once you learn what drawing is really all about, then you can draw anything!“The Secrets to Drawing” video course addresses the true essence of […]