Tipping The Validation Scale: How To Create Greater Self-Worth in Children

You’ve read the books and attended the workshops – you know how important it is to validate children. You know that you get what you focus on, so focusing on positives creates more positives while focusing on negatives creates more negatives. So my question for you is… how much are […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Featured|1 Comment

Integrated Arts Is Thriving At South Carolina School

I have always been a big supporter of integrated arts teaching methods. It supports my believe that the arts are more than just creative expression, they are a vehicle to open a child up to learning ALL subjects. I often engage in arts and music educator groups on Facebook and […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Arts Education Interviews, Featured|0 Comments

6 Lessons I Learned At Arts Camp

Camp has always been such a powerful experience for me. The friendships, skill development, opportunities to lead and overall feeling of belonging is life-changing for a child (and for the staff as well).

I spent over 17 years of my life working at camps in both Canada and the USA. Ten […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Just Do It: 5 Reasons Artists Don’t Earn A Living With Their Craft

I know there are many artists who read our blog, so I wanted to provide some concrete help to all of you who are looking to earn more income from your art form. I hope this blog post will serve to open your eyes to a few possible reasons as […]

By |May 1st, 2018|Marketing For Artists|0 Comments

From School Shootings To Van Attacks When Will We Learn?

From school shootings to van attacks when will we learn that children learn what they live.

I live in Toronto, Canada and a few days ago we had a very unusual incident occur in our city – a van plowed through a major city sidewalk killing 10 people and injuring 14 […]

By |April 27th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

THE GAME OF LIFE: 12 Growth Mindset Concepts That Young People Need To Know & Implement

I’d like to start by saying that most of these concepts are not new. I am quite certain you’ve heard many of them before. So why I am giving you information about things you already know? Because I want to emphasize the importance of actually DOING these things in order […]

By |April 20th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Full STEAM Ahead: The Integrated Arts Approach of Studio 9

There are so many incredible schools that are arts-focused. They have figured out a way to provide all the core subjects, but still with a strong emphasis on the arts, which as far as I’m concerned is the way it should be! So many children do not find their place […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Arts Education Interviews, Featured|0 Comments

That Kid: The 5 Year Journey That Changed A Child Forever

On her first day of kindergarten she literally crawled around on hands and knees, meowing like a cat during our music class. She was that kid. The one everyone in the school knew by name by the second week of school. She was 5 – adorable and spunky – and […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Find Your Tribe

Yesterday afternoon I hosted a pool party at my house. It was great fun for the kids, but, as many play dates are, it was really all about the moms having an opportunity to get together. We chatted about parenting and husbands, high school reunions and family vacations. We shared […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

What Brought You Here? How One Arts Educator Changed A Child

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with one of my third grade classes about my elementary school music program. They were shocked to hear that music was my least favorite class. My elementary school years were a particularly tough time for public education funding, and arts education […]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Featured|2 Comments