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I Am a Teacher

by Christy Bryant Nielsen(Inspired by my mentor, Janet Sant) I could have been a dancerperforming on a giant stage.Moving to the music in my head or the beat of my heartas it moved me across the empty space.Gliding, Leaping, Spinning, BowingBut now I move children towards following their own dreams. I could have been an actressin the movies or on the stageHelping people feel their emotions through tears or laughter;being known by everyone on the street;Famous, Beloved, Idolized, WealthyBut now I listen to children laugh and share their feelings with me. I could have been an artistdrawing on a canvasSketching…

Teachers as Artists: Get to Know Cindy Clark

“The arts make the world worth living in and help define purpose.”   Cindy Clark, BYU ARTS Partnership leadership team member, visual artist, singer (in the shower), piano player and teacher, works hard to ensure that teachers and future teachers feel comfortable and successful with the visual arts.   Cindy is currently helping participants in the Arts Integration Endorsement classes to get more comfortable with an art form. For example, everyone in the class recently played with watercolors in their personal sketchbooks. “We talked about sketchbooks/journals, and used watercolors as background or borders for our journals,” Cindy said. “Plus, we threw in…

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