Tag Archives: Arts

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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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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Five Myths about Arts Integration

1. The arts are a messy, chaotic distraction from learning. The common image of the artist is that of a fuzzy-thinking, disheveled, undisciplined “creative type.” Teachers assume that there is no structure or form to the arts, and that artistic … Continue reading

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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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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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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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