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Articles By and About Jon Schwartz

Jon Schwartz writes about using music, the arts, and technology to get kids hooked on learning academics. His articles have been published in EdSource, Education Week, and Edutopia. His work has also been the subject of numerous articles and features including The US Dept. of Education’s Teaching Matters newsletter. He is also a fishing writer and photographer whose work has been featured in Nat Geo TV and over ten magazines and coffee table books.


Learning's A Snap When You’ve Got The Blues

The first graders in Jon Schwartz’s class at Garrison Elementary in Oceanside are working on developing … Read More

Center for Digital Education

Elementary Students Create Blogs

In Oceanside, CA, fourth- and fifth-graders at Garrison Elementary School blog every night. Through blogging, they’re … Read More

Edutopia (Author Jon Schwartz)

Using Blogs to Engage English Language Learners

“Robbie doesn’t write,” his mom told me. When he first came into my fourth grade class, … Read More

San Diego Union Tribune

These First Graders Got The Blues

The first-grade boys stood gamely before microphones on the stage of their school’s multipurpose room, singing … Read More

School Technology Solutions

1st Graders Blues Band

As a teacher, how do you help non-native English speaking students assimilate in the classroom, and … Read More

AMERICANS FOR ART (by Jon Schwartz)

The First Grade Blues Band

Throughout my career as a teacher, I’ve been faced with many situations that required some creative … Read More

The Blues Blogger

Thematic Teaching Using The Blues

Today I’m featuring an educational and entertaining guest post by Jon Schwartz – a second grade … Read More

Teach Hub

Learning with the Blues

All teachers can relate to the difficulty that often comes with getting students interested and involved … Read More