It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to set up your classroom! You walk into a blank, clean space with so many decisions to make. Many of us, even seasoned teachers, spend more time than we want to admit checking out blog posts, drooling over school supplies and planning […]
Whether you teach drama, dance, music or art there is some kind of magical connection that the arts provides that builds a bond between student and teacher. While this occurs naturally, there are very specific techniques that arts teachers can use to create stronger relationships with their students.
If you are […]
Often when your little ones bring home a piece of art from school, camp or an after school activity it isn’t obvious what it is. So often what parents tend to do is say “oh wow…that’s such a great dog. Good job!” Then the child says “Mommy that’s not a […]
The first day of any new program, whether it is a summer camp, after-school activity or the first day of school is an exciting and nerve-racking time for the children. They are eagerly anticipating meeting you (the adult responsible for them) and they are wondering so many things about you….Are […]
7 Reasons Why Theatre Improv Teaches Leadership Skills
1. THINKING ON YOUR FEET
Whether you are the C.E.O. of a company or you are working your first retail job, knowing how to think on your feet and tackle unforeseen circumstances is an important skill for any leader. As an adult, we have […]
Arts integration is more than just carving out some time for the “token” art lesson. It is about using the arts as a vehicle to reinforce the content of all subjects in a fun way. Children learn better and retain what they’ve learned when they enjoy the process. Drama improv […]
10 Skills Children Learn From The Arts That Help Them Succeed In Life
Now more than ever, employers are looking for creative thinkers who can move their business forward, not just academic achievers who know how to maintain the status quo. Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks […]
6 TIPS FOR VALIDATING CHILDREN:
Are High Fives The Key To A Child’s Future Success In Life?
Have you ever seen someone walk out of room standing tall, with a big smile on their face and an air of self-confidence that almost feels infectious? Chances are they just received some sort of […]
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 […]
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 […]