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Call for Poetry

Call to Poets: Celebrating the Caesars and Ancient Rome  Deadline November 1, 2021 Pop Goes the Classroom is pleased to announce a collaboration with artist Marek Danielewski and FourStrokeStudio to promote critical thinking and celebrate the Caesars as artistic inspiration. … Continue reading

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Working with Teaching Artists

Pop Goes the Classroom programs are developed to be implemented by professional teaching artists. Teaching artists actively practice their art form outside of the learning environment. They are authors and artists, dancers and musicians. Teaching artists have mastered their art … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Include the Arts in Your School

Including the arts in our daily learning routines is important to a well-rounded education. Arts experiences can be included into a school day in one of three ways – arts instruction, arts enhancement and arts integration. Arts instruction can be … Continue reading

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Starting Small in the 20’s

The philsophy of teaching equity and social justice to young children has existed for a very long time. I began presenting professional development using the Starting Small equity and justice materials in the late 90’s to preschool programs. These are … Continue reading

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New Navigation Tabs

I see you’ve noticed the new navigation tabs. I’m getting many questions. LXA The League of Extraordinary Academics is what you might call our advisory council. This is the men and woman who have informed our practice. YD Lab The … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Bring Art + Activism to the Classroom

powered by XQ “When I started to step into saying, ‘I am an artist,’ I started to understand my why.” — artist-activist and XQ #Artivism Challenge host Brandan “BMike” Odums    Art is a powerful way for students to explore their … Continue reading

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Teaching Dr. Seuss to Older Students

The Dr. Seuss estate has removed several books from print. This has caused quite a bit of controversy. Here is an article written in 2019 that might guide discussion in the older classroom. It’s Time to Talk About Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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Social Justice Standards Workshop

We are pleased to announce that we now offer the Social Justice Standards Workshop created by Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance). This is a 4 hr professional development experience for classroom educators and out of school time professionals. Continue reading

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Pop Up Preschool Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2020-21 School Year. These are unprecedented times. As parents your juggling working from home and coordinating distance learning for your school-age children. It’s easy for the educational needs of your preschool age child to … Continue reading

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Remote Instruction: Looking Back on this Past Week

On the educational front, last week was pretty crazy as educators across the country struggled to put together distance learning options for their kids, some of whom are too young to read. Recognizing the unique challenges the teachers of our … Continue reading

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