Fine and Performing Arts

#Inspired2Learn is a collection of Inspired Teaching® resources and lessons
to help parents and teachers foster engaging learning with students.

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Seeing with Different Eyes

Seeing with Different Eyes

Using basic observation and listening skills, this activity can serve as a catalyst for building community in the classroom and deepening understanding of how each of your students thinks.

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Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

Yes. But… vs. Yes! And…

As teachers, embracing an improvisational mindset can help us think creatively about problems, and building this kind of thinking in our students can do the same for them. This activity is a good place to start. 

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Seven Bikes

Seven Bikes

This activity combines observation and inquiry as learners exercise their imaginations to find multiple answers to the same question.

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Automatic Writing

Automatic Writing

One way to stimulate our imaginations is to relax and let our minds flow uninterrupted. Automatic writing gives our minds the space to do just that.

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Sometimes

Sometimes

Sometimes one person can have lots and lots of feelings  — different from each other. This activity encourages students to explore that experience.

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Inside/Outside 

Inside/Outside 

In a moment where the world is especially fraught with change and uncertainty, we are all struggling to observe, name, and adjust to the flood of feelings around and within us. This activity was created in response to that reality.  

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Start a News Show 

Start a News Show 

This activity puts learners in the role of journalist, capturing what’s happening in their day and offering a more local approach to news for friends and family.

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What’s in the Bag?

What’s in the Bag?

In this activity, both players strengthen their ability to craft questions aimed at reaching a specific goal (to figure out a characteristic of the item in the bag).

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Creating with Materials  

Creating with Materials  

One of the best ways to keep students engaged (especially on rainy days) is to have them create, with whatever materials you might have on hand.

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What would you see in a museum of Me? 

What would you see in a museum of Me? 

This activity is designed to fuel conversation and creative thought about what objects represent, how we elevate them to the level of treasured artifacts, and what particular items best represent our own particular persona.

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