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Dr. Mitchell – Recent Research on the Benefits of Arts Education

July 2, 2019

Are you curious about the benefits of arts education? Especially when it comes to the latest research? If you’ve been following our “First Mondays with Dr. Mike Mitchell” blog posts, then you’re at least somewhat qualified to talk about the harrowing history of arts education. And you’re also aware that as principal of an arts...

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Life As an Arts Academy High School Graduate

June 17, 2019

There are so many myths about arts education and what students learn at an arts academy high school. Some folks believe that an arts academy education means drawing and painting all day without so much as a thought about academics. Others liken it to the movie or TV series Fame – forgetting that this is,...

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Dr. Mitchell Explains Art Education in the Mid to Late 20th Century

June 4, 2019

As principal of Arts Academy in the Woods in Fraser, Michigan, Dr. Mike Mitchell loves to talk about arts education. Of course, he loves to talk about other things too. Like Canadian television. So yeah. He’s pretty much the life of the party. But fortunately, he knows when and when not to talk arts education....

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May 28, 2019

SENIORS:   GRADUATION: June 7th at 7:00 PM   (Students should arrive by 6:30 PM Sharp!!) The Hangout will be closed at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 7th,  for graduation     SENIOR FINALS SCHEDULE:   Tuesday,       May 28,        7th hour exam Wednesday, May 29,        5th and 6th hour exams    Release Time:  1:47...

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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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