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Live Artfully

The first step in getting more arts experiences to children in public schools is getting more teachers to engage in the arts themselves. Many teachers have an arts skill that they enjoy, or at least have a great memory about arts participation at some point in their life. However, teachers work hard, and it is easy to forget to take time for the things that relax and rejuvenate them. That is why, at Arts Leadership Academy, we have a philosophy of “relax, remember, and renew through the arts,” and our first learning outcome for the teachers is to increase personal…

2013-2014 Year in Review: Arts Bridge

Teachers who participate in BYU’s Arts Leadership Academy are subsequently invited to participate in the BYU Arts Bridge program. In Arts Bridge each participating teacher is paired with an arts scholar (a BYU student from one of the arts education programs), who works with the teacher to implement instruction in one art form and to integrate and infuse that art form into the classroom.  Each BYU arts scholar kept a blog that cataloged their activities and lesson plans with their classes. Here are some of our favorite ones to check out:  Lisa Moncur–Drama Scholar http://lisamoncurartsbridge1.blogspot.com/ Tyrel Hanby–Visual Art Scholar http://artsbridgequest.blogspot.com/ Kyla Threfall–Dance…

Spice it Up: Simultaneously Teach Writing, Character, and Art

Today’s post is from our 2014 Arts Express Session by Mary Favro, Character Education Specialist This lesson idea is to teach the core concept of compare and contrast. It recommends that teachers start by discussing works of art and continue by discussing character implications. Throughout this lesson, students will learn to compare and contrast, feel naturally motivated to write, understand stereotyping, and learn more about art and about themselves. Start with Visuals To teach the concept of comparing and contrasting, begin by analyzing two visual images. The images used for this lesson are of African American men holding or playing…

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