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Music for Centering and Focus

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jun 17, 2024 / 0 comments

As circumstances of all sorts continue to shift, and information of all sorts arrives from all directions, making time for centering and focus can be useful.

It can also be challenging.

Music can help with that. Giving the time needed to focus on one song, to center on repeated listenings of a favorite—or a whole orchestra piece or a whole album—can be refreshing. It can also offer space for new ideas to appear, new perspectives to evolve. Both of those may well be needed in these shifting times.

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3D Cube Painting: The Perfect Gift Solution

The Challenge of Gift-Giving
Gift-giving occasions abound throughout the year, from birthdays and holidays to weddings and anniversaries. However, finding the right gift can be a daunting task. Many struggle to strike the perfect balance between affordability and personalization. While expensive gifts may be luxurious, they are not always practical for every budget. On the other hand, inexpensive gifts may lack sentimentality and fail to make a lasting impression.

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Reignite Your Passion This Summer: 5 Tips for Teachers

As the school year draws to a close, teachers often find themselves balancing relief with anticipation for the months ahead. While summer vacation is commonly viewed as a time for rest and relaxation, it also offers a unique opportunity for personal growth and creative renewal. At Curiosity 2 Create, we believe summer can be both enjoyable and profoundly productive for educators, ensuring they return to the classroom with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Celebrate your Milestones

by Stacey Ebert /
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Jun 03, 2024 / 0 comments

June. In the northern hemisphere, the sixth month of the year holds far more than its thirty days. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Celebrate your Milestones

Nuggets of goodness like the summer solstice, the half-way point of the year, and the end of the typical school year juxtapose the anxiety of what comes from that aforementioned half-way point and ending of the typical school year. 

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Essential Must-Haves for Aspiring English Teachers Abroad

Teaching English as a foreign language presents an incredible opportunity for individuals seeking both professional growth and personal adventure. With more than 1.5 billion learners of English worldwide, the demand for skilled English teachers is immense and continues to grow. 

Essential Must-Haves for Aspiring English Teachers Abroad

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The Traditional Punjabi Suit

I am from Kotli Ablu, which is situated in the Muktsar district in Punjab. India is a diverse country with a variety of customs and tradition, languages, and religion. Today, I will share with you our traditional clothing. This traditional Punjabi suit is called Salwar, Kameez, and a Dupatta. Each piece of cloth plays a crucial role in my culture.

The Traditional Punjabi Suit

Connections Through Musical Journeys

by Kerry Dexter /
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May 20, 2024 / 0 comments

Connection.

That’s an idea and a theme that has been part of this series from the first days of Music for Shifting Times. Connection to ideas, to places, to friends, to strangers, to memories: all are good ways to find and renew stability as times continue to shift.

Consider the creative ways these musicians find connection in shifting times.

Connections Through Musical Journeys

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George Floyd: Inspiring Unity and Advocacy for Justice

Sometimes, a life can inspire a movement. The world watched in collective horror when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin unjustly took George Floyd’s life. Floyd’s death sparked global riots, societal and legal changes, and awareness of police brutality and systemic racism. 

George Floyd: Inspiring Unity and Advocacy for Justice

Through the Eyes of an Educator: You vs. You

by Stacey Ebert /
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May 06, 2024 / 0 comments

It’s that time of year again. In the northern hemisphere, we’re in the sprung part of spring and students across the board can see the end in sight. University students are on their home stretch to finals, educators who’ve taught forever are preparing their retirement parties, and the ‘what will I do after graduation’ decision is upon us. 

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The Role of Educators in Enhancing Students' Learning Experiences

Educators play a fundamental role in shaping the educational experiences that mold students' futures. As the landscape of education continually evolves, so too does the approach that teachers must take to effectively engage and inspire their students. Today's educators are expected not only to impart knowledge, but also to enhance the learning environment, making it more dynamic, inclusive, and tailored to diverse student needs.

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