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Dispelling Myths about Arts Integration Education

May 20, 2019

Arts integration as a concept actually first appeared in a 1939 educational publication. Thus, arts integration has been around for longer than you might’ve imagined. Yet the idea of arts integration didn’t really take hold until the 1970s and 1980s when hundreds of well-researched and scholarly articles and books were written that outlined its importance....

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Dr. Mitchell Explains Arts Education in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

May 6, 2019

As principal of Arts Academy in the Woods in Fraser, Michigan, Dr. Mike Mitchell has been passionate about arts education for many decades. Of course, in spite of what his high-school aged students might believe, he wasn’t born in the 19th century. Nevertheless, he’s well-versed on arts education in the 19th and early 20th centuries....

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How Arts Integration Differs from Arts and Crafts

April 15, 2019

What do you think of when you hear the words arts integration education? Not exactly clear on the concept? You’re not alone. Many have a vague notion of an arts-integrated curriculum. They think it consists solely of learning traditional subjects through a series of art classes. That’s not, of course, the case. Yes, aspects of...

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How Bullying Impacts Academic Performance

April 1, 2019

“I really LOVE going to school,” said almost no one ever.  But for students who regularly experience bullying within a given month, school isn’t just a drag. It can be frightening and dangerous.  There are those who say that a little bit of bullying is harmless and builds character. That’s a dangerous line to walk...

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Learning History through the Arts

March 25, 2019

When it comes to arts integrated education, people usually have many questions about how specific topics are taught through the arts – and vice versa. In previous blog posts, we’ve taken a look at learning math through art, as well as connecting art and science. But what about learning history through the arts? How can...

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Arts Academy in the Woods Teaches More Than Subjects

March 18, 2019

For students who don’t thrive in a standardized education environment, an arts integration education does wonders in making subjects interesting. Educators come up with creative and imaginative ways to teach subjects through the arts. And vice versa. Not only does this keep students engaged, but they actually enjoy learning. But the sort of arts integration...

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Being LGBTQ At An Art Academy

March 11, 2019

Let’s face it. High school is tough. But for an LGBTQ student dealing with being “different,” high school is so much more than tough. It can be a nightmare. Or worse yet, dangerous. Particularly if that student becomes the target of severe ridicule and bullying. Interestingly, this is not so much the case for being...

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How Government and Literature Studies Enhance Acting Ability

March 4, 2019

When it comes to arts integration education, it’s not too tough to see how math or science are taught through creative and hands-on applications. But how do government and literature studies enhance the arts? Just how does an arts integrated high school tie together performing arts like acting with real world studies in literature and...

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Creativity Is Both Right Brain and Left Brain

February 25, 2019

There’s a myth floating around out there that the right hemisphere of the brain is the sole keeper of creativity. This idea comes from old research on the “science of creativity,” as well as a general misunderstanding of the findings of such research. Because it turns out, creativity is both right brain and left brain...

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Accepting Voiceover Auditions for Arts Academy Students

February 21, 2019

Our marketing agency, is requesting student voiceover submissions for videos we are producing for our High School. Students can submit audition recordings for each script or just one. DUE DATE: Audition Sound Files are DUE to Dr. Mitchell: Monday, Feb 25 by 3:30pm Please email your audio file(s) to Dr. Mitchell. Please include your name...

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