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Love and Logic Teacher-isms

Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom” by Jim Fay and David Funk

If you’ve ever felt stressed by class­room man­age­ment, you need this book… Teach­ing with Love and Logic: Tak­ing Con­trol of the Class­room by Jim Fay and David Funk. It may sound corny to say that this book could change your life, but it very well might! When I first started out as a new teacher, I felt woefully […]

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The Per­sis­tence of Mem­ory” by Sal­vador Dali I thought I would start off the New Year (like so many peo­ple do) with a New Year’s Res­o­lu­tion.… to become less of a per­fec­tion­ist. Now I know that a goal is sup­posed to be spe­cific and mea­sur­able, and this is nei­ther, but I think I will still be […]

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Inspiration for a New Year

Copy­right 2008, Sim­ple Truths I love a good quote! It’s amaz­ing how words can inspire, encour­age, moti­vate, and even change lives. Here is one of the many quotes that has done this for me: “Enjoy the lit­tle things, for one day you may look back and real­ize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault Whether you […]

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And He Thought the World Didn’t Make Sense Then!

Syl­vette” by Pablo Picasso “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pic­tures that do?” ~Pablo Picasso By the way, this paint­ing sold a few months ago in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia for 6.9 mil­lion.… Maybe when it comes to art, mak­ing sense is not the point???!

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Creativity takes courage!

Cre­ativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) Still Life with Fruit by Henri Matisse French painter, Henri Matisse, is con­sid­ered to be one of the most impor­tant artists of the 20th cen­tury. He tells us that “Cre­ativ­ity takes courage,” and he should know! His flat shapes, expres­sive abstrac­tions and vivid use of color […]

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What Is Art??

So what is Art, any­way?? Not to get all philo­soph­i­cal or any­thing, but you have to admit that’s a good ques­tion! If you ask 100 peo­ple, you’re likely to get 100 dif­fer­ent answers. I recently attended an exhibit at the Den­ver Art Museum titled, “What is Art?”. This ques­tion was posed to exhibit view­ers who […]

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Every Child is an Artist

Every child is an artist. The prob­lem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Art Pho­bia.…many adults have it, but it doesn’t seem to be some­thing we’re born with. Have you ever seen a three year old intim­i­dated by a big piece of white paper and a huge brush […]

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