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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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What AAW Students Have to Say – Part 3

February 18, 2019

What is it like to go to an arts integration high school? One of the best ways to get a feel for the true experience is to read what AAW students have to say. They’re able to fully and honestly express their own journeys. And each one is unique. Metamorphosis The four years of high school...

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Ways to Learn Science through Art

February 11, 2019

It’s not unusual for those who are artistically inclined to profess they’re not good at science. But in many cases, it’s more a matter of not learning science in a way that’s interesting and engaging for them. For some people, the formulas and principles that dominate science are relatively easy to grasp. It just “clicks” for...

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AAW Students Express Themselves – The Sequel

February 4, 2019

Are you curious about what it’s like to attend an arts integrated high school? If you didn’t get a chance to check out our post two weeks ago that highlighted what students say about AAW, then you’ll want to read this. (Of course, it’s not too late to read the post from two weeks ago...

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How Art Education Fosters Critical Thinking and Why It Matters

January 28, 2019

How would you rate your propensity toward critical thinking? These days, the ability to grasp the logical connection between ideas is a necessary skill. Unless you’re a hermit living in a cave, there is so much information coming at all of us at any given moment. Being able to discern which information is of worth...

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What AAW Students Say about Arts Integrated Education

January 21, 2019

There’s so much research that shows the effectiveness of learning through art for visual learners who tend to be more right brain-dominant. But you could read all the research in the world and it still may not convince you. So why not hear what AAW students say about arts integrated education? After all, they truly...

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Does Standard American Education Stifle Creativity?

January 9, 2019

There are articles and podcasts that question whether standard American education actually KILLS creativity. As arts integration educators, we’re not sure that creativity, by its very nature, can be annihilated. And certainly not by the likes of standardized education. But we ARE certain it can be squelched. And such squelching can feel akin to suffocation....

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Specific Ways Art Can Be Used to Teach Math

December 31, 2018

You’ve probably heard people say, “I’m just not good at math.” You might even say it about yourself. But it may not be true. There’s a good chance that you just weren’t taught math in a way that made sense to you.  Some students easily absorb the concepts and rote memorization that go along with...

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How Creating Helps Teens Understand Themselves

December 18, 2018

Ah, adolescence. For some, it’s simply weird and awkward. For others, it just plain sucks. And then there are those who seem to breeze through it. (Seem being the operative word.) Regardless of the experience, it is crucial during this stage of development for teens to start looking at who they REALLY are, and seek...

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