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Artist Interview: Michael Bell

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We touched base with teacher and renowned artist Michael Bell, who has been commissioned to make portraits for clientele, such as John Gotti and various actors from hit movies and shows, like The Sopranos and Goodfellas. He is active in the Visual Journaling movement and gives workshops all over the United States. We asked him a couple of questions on finding his own authentic voice and the importance of narrative.

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It’s that time again… back to school!

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It seems like summer just flew by! Even though we enjoyed the hot sunny days, the long nights and the fun activities we did with our kids, families and friends, we’re very much looking forward to what’s in-store for the new school year. We thought we’d take a minute to reflect on the events from the past year to open up new possibilities and give us inspiration for the upcoming one.

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The best summer jobs for teachers who want to stay active

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For some educators, finding a job during the summer months is a necessary evil that can bring stress and irritation. It can be difficult to find the right job – one that will allow you some flexibility and still pay well – and you’ll probably want to take advantage of the warmer months to exercise and have some fun for yourself.

There are some jobs that combine all those qualities if you know where to look, and some of them can even be done from home. Here are a few of the best.

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Creative ideas to do while traveling

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It’s summertime and many people are taking advantage of the warm weather for quick trip to the countryside or off on a beach vacation. Whether it’s an hour-long trip on a plane or several more in a car, we all know one thing, your little ones get restless. Entertaining your tykes is key while you’re en route, so why not give them some creative projects to keep their hands busy? We’ve brought you some fun, creative ideas to do while traveling.

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Play as participation

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It might seem trivial to say that in order to play, you have to participate in some way.

The apparent triviality of that statement changes as soon as you start looking a bit deeper at the meaning of participating, though. Participation, playful or not, is indeed a contested and complex phenomenon and ” we must thus keep in mind the multiple motivations for engaging in participatory processes, and this involves understanding cultural participation as a multidimensional concept” (Reestorff, Fabian, Fritsch, Stage, Stephensen).

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Creative ideas for language teachers

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Integrating art into seemingly non-creative subjects like math or science may take a bit of careful planning. Add learning a language into the mix and it makes lesson planning that much harder. But, with a little bit of outside-of-the-box thinking, both you and your students will reap benefits, such as increased engagement and retention, heightened curiosity and an overall good time. We took a look at some ways to incorporate creativity into your language lessons.

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