Category Archives: arts integration

Arts integration is an approach to teaching. Students create and demonstrate understanding through an art form.

Making Time for Arts Integration

At a recent dance and science integration workshop that I led in mid-Ohio, a participating teacher raised the sixty-four-dollar question that teachers always have when dipping into these waters: How are we going to have time to do this? With … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Intelligence

In which the author argues that the evolutionary need for, or “purpose” of, intelligence is to create. Many species of animals have evolved a powerful method of teaching their young. It is called instinct. The very genetic material of the … Continue reading

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2010 in review: Blog Stats

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. … Continue reading

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Views from the Road

At times, living the life of itinerant teaching artist is like a cross between being a circus performer and a circuit rider. The traveling road show can sometimes seem like a three-ring circus, with the teaching artist playing the roles … Continue reading

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It’s About Magic

Even the most infrastructure-poor classroom can become a place of mystery and magic. It’s all in how you approach teaching and learning. Continue reading

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The Math of Moving

We learn so much about the world by playing in it, but our industrial education system has all but eliminated play from school. Let’s stop disabling our children with electronic gadgets and get them out into the world to learn about math and science the old-fashioned way: through play! Continue reading

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Don’t Reform, Transform

Teaching and learning should be playful, social, creative, active, and exciting. Students and teachers ought to be champing at the bit to return to “school” the next day, filled with the possibilities of what may evolve from their latest explorations. “Going to school” ought to be the most fun job in the world. Why can’t it be? Continue reading

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