Art and Music Education Articles for Teachers
Our society is currently in the midst of the digital age. This is marked by a dramatic shift into a realm of technology and information that was previously un-imaginable. According to a study conducted by Columbia University, “All that digital stimulation is actually changing the way kids' brains...
Battling rainy day blues is easy when you have a tub full of ready-to-go thematic ideas to interest even the most restless kids. Upon sighting a dark cloud, or at the initial sprinkling of a torrential downpour, these activities and crafts can save the day while encouraging the exploration of our...
In his book, A Whole New Mind, author Daniel H. Pink says "The future belongs to...creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning-makers. These people...will now reap society's richest rewards and share its greatest joys." He is trying to encourage a new way to think about preparing ou...
Blues music is synonymous with African-American history. Many might say that the blues is African-American history. The roots of blues music can be found in the slave spirituals and work songs that field hands sang a cappella to pass the time. It wasn’t until after emancipation that clapping and ...
Having students take a walk through the history of jazz can be a fun and interesting experience. It's always a good time to listen to some music featuring Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, or Ella Fitzgerald. But there's something else to keep in mind. While it's important to learn about the music...
Art is something that some students have to learn to appreciate. While one student might look at a painting and be mesmerized by the work, another might stroll right by without taking a second glance. The annual trip to the museum can be the same type of experience. While museums are places some ...
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