Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.
How to Create Calligram Poetry: Surrealism Art Interdisciplinary Lesson Plan
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.
Decalcomania Painting Art Exploration | Inquiry Based Learning Lesson Plan
A Decalcomania is a kind of painting created by pressing a thin layer of wet paint between two surfaces. It can be done by folding papers in half, like in this lesson, or by picking up wet paint from a smooth surface (such as glass) with paper or canvas.
Reggio Emilia Classroom Design | Intro to Reggio Inspired Learning Spaces
The Reggio Emilia classroom is designed to inspire relationships: we imagine children moving across different areas, interacting with each other, experimenting with different textures and tools, moving materials into different settings to explore new properties and characteristics.
What is the Reggio Emilia Approach? | Intro to Reggio Emilia Teaching for Parents and Teachers
The Reggio Emilia approach is an innovative teaching philosophy that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and community. Developed by Loris Malaguzzi, an educator, and a group of parents in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after World War II, this approach has gained worldwide recognition for its child-centered approach to learning. The Reggio Emilia approach is based on the belief