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Rock On! How I Taught Focus to a Class That Wouldn’t Sit Still

by Natalie Catlett, Practicing Artist & Art Teacher on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/rock-how-i-taught-focus-class-wouldnt-sit-still As a teacher, every now and then we come across a class with an abundance of energy. Sometimes so much energy that teaching seems like an impossible mission. … Continue reading

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Can testing save arts education?

Teachers hope exams will make arts matter as much as math and English KINGSTON, N.H. — It sounded like an ordinary assignment for a visual arts class: Teacher Karen Ladd asked her freshmen at Sanborn Regional High School to research … Continue reading

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

A tug of war is currently looming between proponents of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and advocates for STEAM lessons, which add art to the mix. Whichever side you come down on, here are some ideas for you … Continue reading

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STEAM Adds The Arts Into STEM

STEM education–that’s science, technology, engineering, and math–has gotten an increasing amount of buzz over the past few years. And now, there’s a twist on STEM: the addition of the arts, making it STEAM. Supporters (including Elmo) say a more focused … Continue reading

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New National Core Arts Standards to launch June 4

Help celebrate the unveiling of new national voluntary arts standards written for and by arts educators to support quality teaching and learning! On June 4, 2014 the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards  will present new voluntary core arts standards … Continue reading

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Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

In the 21st century, we are living in a creative society and economy rather than an industrial one, which begs the questions:     What skills do young people need in this new world?     How can they gain creative skills … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Music Education

Very cool infographic from the University of Florida Master of Music Program, posted on Visual.ly Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Funding for research and development of this infographic was provided … Continue reading

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