Category Archives: teaching artistry

Explorations of the places where arts and education meet, aimed at practitioners.

Once More, With Feeling

In November of 2014, the New Mexico Art Education Association bestowed on me a singular privilege and honor: the Max Coll and Catherine Joyce Coll Award for Arts Education. The award stemmed from my participation in a group of dedicated … Continue reading

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Article on Arts Integration and the Common Core Standards

Susan Riley has published a very interesting blog post on enhancing the Common Core State Standards with Arts Integration techniques. Check it out at the link below or at Education Closet’s Facebook page: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/core-practices-arts-integration-susan-riley?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=ccssarts

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Tips and Tricks for Arts-Integrated Lesson Design

Scientific Thought in Motion: Dance and Science Integration Note: This post was originally written as part of a course in arts integration for teachers. The focus was on integrating Dance and Science, but these ideas actually apply to all kinds … Continue reading

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Student Reflections on Dance Integration

Quick post to let you know I’ve tried my first YouTube upload, and here are the results. This video is large (35+ Mb) and there is an even larger one available if you want high-def, but you’ll need a fast … 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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Ancient Becomes Modern

What do we know of humanity’s first schools? From our study of primal cultures, we know that we first make sense of the universe by dancing, singing, dramatizing, and crafting visual representations of complex truths. “Back to the basics” takes on new meaning when we look at it this way. Continue reading

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