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 young people I have interviewed for jobs who are […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

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 easier. Generally, we don’t think about them until they […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

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. Having the facts in your mind. You know how to […]

By |February 22nd, 2013|Featured|3 Comments

Lisa Interviews Juno Nominee Peter Katz

Lisa Interviews Juno Nominee Peter Katz
As I mentioned last week, I have known Peter Katz since 2008, but I never had the chance to really talk to him in depth about his experiences as a musician. I thought that I would do it in an interview format so I could share his wisdom and experience […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Featured|4 Comments

The Meaning of Choices

The Meaning of Choices
My father asked me recently, “How did your art school experience contribute to your career?” I thought about it for a minute, and the first thing that came to mind was that art school gave me the time to examine ideas and helped me understand where I was at in my life […]

By |November 12th, 2012|Featured, Introduction|0 Comments

Who’s That with Martin Short? Our Newest Blogger!

Who’s That with Martin Short? Our Newest Blogger!
Why a Career in The Arts is What I’m Meant to Do!
By Vikki DiGiovanni, age 17

As I am nearing the mid-point of my final year of high school, the question “What are you going to be when you grow up?” resonates through my brain on a daily basis. […]

By |November 5th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

5 Things I Learned From Ken Robinson

5 Things I Learned From Ken Robinson
Education expert Sir Ken Robinson is more than a New York Times bestselling author. He is a dynamic public speaker and leader in the development in creativity and innovation. Now a professor emeritus of education at the University of Warwick in the UK, he has received honorary degrees from […]

By |June 8th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

A New Year’s Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution
Okay, so how many of you remember this…you are about 12 years old and you are sitting in school and your teacher asks a question to the class. You are pretty sure that you know the answer, but you hesitate. You don’t raise your hand. Something inside of you says “don’t!”…”what if […]

By |January 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments