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The Contribution of Arts Education to SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)

September 10, 2019

Any educator worth his or her salt wants their students to be successful in life. So they work hard imparting to their students the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure this success. Or, at least, success in college and the career world. And that’s the tricky part. Because that success is still largely determined by...

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The Challenges of Assessing Arts Education

August 26, 2019

Arts education teachers – and arts integration teachers in particular – are often asked, “how can you tell if the students are actually learning anything? In other words, how does one go about assessing arts education? It’s not as clearcut as a scientific formula or a math equation. But there are actually plenty of ways....

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Dr. Mitchell – Cognitive and Social Benefits of Arts Education

August 12, 2019

If you regularly read our blog, then you must be some sort of wizard. And if you’re an avid follower, then you have surely gotten wind of the cognitive and social benefits of arts education. Dr. Mike Mitchell, principal of Arts Academy in the Woods in Fraser, Michigan, is back this week to dazzle us...

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New Study Supports Arts-Integration for Academic Achievement

July 22, 2019

Our most recent blog post highlighted the many years of research backing the importance of arts-integration for academic achievement. And that research just keeps on coming. Earlier this year, it came out of the esteemed Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Mariale Hardiman and colleagues from the university’s School of Education and Center for Talented Youth enlisted 350...

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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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