Museum Monday: The Beginning of the Journey-#BLOG365 Day 174 #sschat #museumed

Museum Monday, a day late... Yesterday I was traveling from California to Florida and I completely forgot it was Museum Monday. I hardly ever miss a Museum Monday. They are, by far, my favorite blog post each week. So...better late I suppose. A few weeks ago I was reminded of the first school exhibition I … Continue reading Museum Monday: The Beginning of the Journey-#BLOG365 Day 174 #sschat #museumed

Museum Monday: Using Art in the Classroom -#BLOG Day 169 #artsed #museummonday

March 20 marks the anniversary of Henri Matisse's exhibition at the Salon des Independants in 1903. Post Impressionism is one of my favorite artistic movements and I am fascinated with the Salon des Independants and its role in art history. Today I thought I would write about one of my favorite approaches to art viewing: the … Continue reading Museum Monday: Using Art in the Classroom -#BLOG Day 169 #artsed #museummonday

Museum Monday: The Grove Museum-#BLOG365 Day 163

This weekend my son and I went to The Grove Museum for their Grand Opening. We shuffled through the house museum with thousands of other visitors that day, learned a few things about Tallahassee and Florida, and analyzed every interpretative decision inside the home. My son has turned into quire the museum critic. The apple … Continue reading Museum Monday: The Grove Museum-#BLOG365 Day 163

Museum Monday: Quick Tips for Using Museum Resources for Teaching-#BLOG365 Day 154 #sschat

  I have spent the last 8 years  collaborating with countless teachers and students on a museum-integrated approach to learning. It doesn’t take a complete overhaul of your curriculum or your school design to extend learning using museum education strategies. Start with collections Most museums are collecting institutions. Their mission is to collect, preserve, and … Continue reading Museum Monday: Quick Tips for Using Museum Resources for Teaching-#BLOG365 Day 154 #sschat

Museum Monday: President’s Day Edition – #BLOG365 Day 152

In honor of President's Day weekend I figured I would share a funky object I saw last year at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. A riding machine. Coolidge loved horseback riding and had this installed in the White House. It had two variable gaits "trot" and "gallop." Probably not the kind of exercise … Continue reading Museum Monday: President’s Day Edition – #BLOG365 Day 152

Museum Wednesday…What?-#BLOG Day 150 #museum101

Yes, it is not Monday. And, yes, I am posting about museums. #obsessed In October I shared a creepy doll from the Smithsonian in a Museum Monday post. Today I saw this from #museum101. Museums around the world were challenged to post some of their creepiest objects. I loved watching this unfold and I especially … Continue reading Museum Wednesday…What?-#BLOG Day 150 #museum101

Museum Monday- Writing Museum Labels in the Classroom #BLOG365 Day 148 #sschat

  One of the most fascinating discussions I ever had about museum labels was at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. A few years ago I was lucky enough to take a group of educators to DC for a week of learning in museums. We had the chance to meet with interpretative staff to learn … Continue reading Museum Monday- Writing Museum Labels in the Classroom #BLOG365 Day 148 #sschat