Here is a book to add insights and confirm your suspicion that the arts can be a wonderful avenue to teach all sorts of subjects better. While this book has bedrock value for arts educators, it can also provide richness to the teacher of any subject area who suspects there are more ways to enjoy learning than the artless classroom provides.
Everyone has the need for more of the creative, expressive and divergent ways to think, express oneself and explore reflection and expression outside of non-linguistic modes. And this book will make you want to start making connections with artful teaching strategies for both brain development and basic differentiation of learning styles. It can lead you to enjoy your students who may have wonderful moments to share and learn when they have new avenues to use in your classroom.
Eric Jensen is one of the most readable, enthusiastic and brilliant writers for educators. If you started with Teaching with the Brain in Mind, you would find this book opens a new avenue for your own study of brain-based instructional strategies, with a lot of angles to make your classroom a powerful and vital center for artful teaching.
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This 19th century French drawing course fits todays 21st Century classroom. Engaging videos will provide beginning to advanced artists with the necessary classical foundation to render nature in both idealistic and realistic fashion. Learn to visually reference distance, notional space, lengths, angles and bit shading. Thirty Da Vinci Initiative videos consisting of approximately 4-5 content filled hours will guide you along the way. For teachers of grades 8-12. No additional fee. All material is free online.
Personal and professional stresses can cause us to lose our “true north.” That inner heart center where we feel like our true selves and engage life with passion and confidence. Come and recover your inner compass back home to an inspired, hopeful you with the tools to maintain after your retreat. In our three days at the lovely Menucha Retreat and Conference Center.
The Civil Rights Movement captures one of the most significant periods in American history. Using film, period literature and events of history makers like M.L. King, Rosa Parks and Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi this course will provide ideas for teachers that can wake up your students and empower discussions around many of the major social justice topics.
Modern day teachers find themselves overwhelmed with the sheer volume of input and digital communication that flows in each day. Email, instant messages, and the Internet have made access to information (and to you) far too easy. “I only have 54 emails left to answer” is too often the depressing indicator of a successful day. The good news is that while access to information (and to you) have increased exponentially, so have tools to help manage those streams of digital input and communication.
The book for this course introduces you to the most typical student types and how best to work with them such as: the Good Kids, the Rebels, the Perfectionists, the Invisibles and more. With each introduction, there will be ample information on what is needed and how to work best with that student.
The required text for this course is "So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligence" by authors Harvey Silver, Richard Strong and Matthew Perini. With a commitment to effectiveness, practicality, fairness and fun for you and your students, the authors of this great book blend learning styles and multiple intelligences so that you can best meet the needs of individual students.