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You Don’t Scare Me Writing Prompt Video

Here goes.  Watch the short video, pay attention to the smallest detail, think about what the words, images and music are telling you, and in the ‘comments’ section below, write your story. It’s that simple.

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Borrowed Light Writing Prompt Video

Here goes.  Watch the short video, pay attention to the smallest detail, think about what the words, images and music are telling you, and in the ‘comments’ section below, write your story.

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Writing Prompt Videos

Video writing prompts are engaging Story Starters for students who want to write more creatively.  Preview Corn Dog Art Story Starters and try it for yourself!

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Writing Prompt Illustrations

Use art to engage students and inspire creative writing! Illustrations printed on laminated, quality card stock to ensure years of use.

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Free Teacher Resources

In addition to my FREE eBook, I have teacher resources, websites, blogs, books, etc. that I would love to share with you.

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How Your Attitude Can Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

Some people believe that creativity can not be taught.  I believe through my research and almost twenty years of teaching art that creativity can and must be taught.  Having said that, there is no specific ‘formula’ to achieve this.  It … Read More

07 Feb '13

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Color Challenge

Color is subjective.  If you know anything about color, you know that the way it looks depends on the color that is next to it.  (If you’ve every purchased the “perfect shade” of wall paint, to only go home and … Read More

“Learned Helplessness” is a Disease, and it’s Contagious

A disease is spreading.  It’s called “learned helplessness” and  as educators, we can stop it.

We inherently know that as individuals we learn by doing.  Yes, we need to listen to instruction and watch demonstrations, but at the end of … Read More

28 Sep '12

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Out of Our Minds!

If you want to understand creativity, inspire it in your classroom and increase your own, I highly recommend Ken Robinson’s “Out of Our Minds, Learning to Be Creative”.  It explains, in a clear way why it is essential to be … Read More

25 Sep '12

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Day of the Dead

One of the lessons I have worked on with my middle school students is Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that celebrates the life of someone who has passed on.  Some people think it is their version of Halloween, … Read More