Why is it easier to recall lyrics to a song than to memorize a poem? In exploring the impact of music on learning, we find that when music is included
Infuse the Arts Arts education, including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students. Educators who value arts education understand its link to brain development and positive academic and social outcomes, and its ability to establish a more level playing field for learners who will not otherwise have access to enrichment experiences.
Merriman, T. B. (2022, June 16). 6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience.
Fuhrman, Rachel. “Making the Most of Your Classroom Walls.” Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation, 27 Apr. 2022.
Classroom walls don’t have to be Instagram-worthy so long as they display the right information and allow students to shine.
Perry, T. (2022, January 10). How Literature Can Enhance Math and Science. Edutopia. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
Teachers can use stories and poems to boost students’ understanding of math and science concepts while giving them extra reading practice.
Miller, S. (2021, September 1). Using Drawings for Formative Assessment. Edutopia. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
Asking middle and high school students to sketch something they’re learning can give teachers a clear sense of what they do and don’t understand.
Karaolis, O. (2022, January 14). A Discussion Protocol for Group Learning Experiences. Edutopia. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
High school teachers and students can use a theater-based strategy to cultivate curiosity and engagement in class.
Stitts, K. (2020, June 9). TikTok Teacher: High school math made fun via social media to engage students. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Kimberly Callahan, a math teacher at Fulton High School in Tennessee, has tapped into TikTok, which she had overheard students raving about before the coronavirus pandemic. Her “funny_math_teacher” account now
Bruyere, J. (2020, April 6). 5 Home Learning Experiences for the Elementary Grades. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
Activities that incorporate speaking and listening, reading and writing, math, music, science, art, and drama—and are parent-friendly
Two local middle school band directors are getting creative with their music lessons. Band directors from Desert Ridge Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School. Got their students to record themselves
McGreevy, N. (2020, March 16). Mo Willems Is Hosting a Livestream Doodle Every Weekday, Starting Today. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
Kids’ author Mo Willems is here to make your weekdays a little better for a while: Starting today, he’ll release a new “Lunch Doodle” video each weekday at 1 PM.