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Intrinsic Motivation Means Student Engagement

When students create art about things they are learning, we call that arts integration. This approach to teaching routinely works to engage ALL children in a classroom in learning, something that is clearly not true of the “drill and kill” … Continue reading

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Arts Integration on a Bumper Sticker

The first large-scale Learning Expedition we mounted in our young charter school for ecology and the arts in 2005 was, “In the Shadow of the Hermit,” an investigation into the life of a fascinating local Las Vegas, New Mexico historical … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Courage Shows This brave second-grade teacher took the leap to design her classroom for student learning rather than for teacher control. I love her conclusion, about the reason for getting to “Yes” when making changes to support student … Continue reading

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The Arguments for Arts Integration Mount Up

Here is a great blog post on the subject of grading students: http://smartblogs.com/education/2013/04/09/ungraded-students/ Isn’t it interesting, that every time educational researchers and practitioners make a discovery about best practices in learning, they are completely consistent and natural outcomes of arts … 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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