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The University Promise – Reality Check

The University Promise – Reality Check

The University Promise – Reality Check My daughter recently began her school career in Junior Kindergarten and since her school is JK-12, I received a newsletter outlining why I should send her to University. It made me laugh, but it also made me think about how many […]

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Why You Should Stop and Think

Why You Should Stop and Think

Why You Should Stop and Think I have been thinking a lot about habits of mind lately; patterns of thinking that we all develop over time. Just like physical habits, these habits are engrained in our subconscious and are meant to be automated, to make our lives […]

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6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills There are many things I don’t know about life and how the world works, but there are two things I know for certain. The first is that young people are less prepared […]

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The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering I recently came across a great article in the New York Times that discussed raising successful children. I was inspired to share my thoughts on the topic, since developing successful children is the mission of The Artistic Edge (TAE). For those of […]

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Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood? I just listened to a story posted by a CBC Radio show out of Vancouver called This is That. This satirical radio show made an excellent illustration of how far removing competition from sports could go. They spoke […]

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Boredom, to be or not to be?

Boredom, to be or not to be?

Boredom, to be or not to be? I recently read an article on the BBC website by Hannah Richardson about boredom in children and I was intrigued. The thrust of the article was that, “Children should be allowed to get bored.” As a kid, I don’t ever […]

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What is the Difference between Knowing and Understanding?

What is the Difference between Knowing and Understanding? I recently read a discussion on LinkedIn about this question and it reminded me of why the arts are so important to preparing children for their future. Knowing in its traditional North American definition, means being familiar with something. […]

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Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz I was at the theatre last week with my mom and cousin to see a production of The Wizard of Oz. I grew up watching the movie and as a huge musical theatre fan, I […]

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Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have? In my last post I mentioned that I was at a business conference, Mega Partnering. Well, I’ve been back for about a week and since the jet-lag is now behind me I am itching to share with you what […]

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What if Singing was Like Reading?

What if Singing was Like Reading?

What if Singing was Like Reading? I recently came across an article on the BBC website claiming that everyone has the ability to sing, even those who claim to be tone deaf. This surprised me and I wanted to dig deeper, because some statistics claim that up […]

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