Category Youth Development
Will Smith is a talented actor, but more important he is someone who worked for his success, keenly aware of his potential. Here’s 9 minutes of his gleaned wisdom, taken from several longer interviews. Here’s to a great week with your students and community. Let’s keep energizing our students. Share your thoughts in the comments!
In (arts) education, there are plenty of resources that discuss how art is in itself a method of inquiry and experiential learning (see the work of Jonothan Neelands, Gavin Bolton, Brian Way, and many others). In my last post, I shared how I am also deeply committed to inquiry-based, Socratic models for learning. Fun fact: […]
You may recall my post a while back on beginning my journey with the Nurtured Heart Approach. For the final Monday of 2013, I’m thrilled to share a brief video introducing the Approach and the incredible effects it can have. In 2014 I will be going more in depth with my practice and learning of […]
In the last several weeks I’ve applied for teaching jobs for the next semester. While we all know that being a teacher and being a teaching artist are not the same, a book I just finished reading has given me a new appreciation for the common ground — and common goals — that both types of educators […]
Discovering Teaching Artistry is pleased to welcome our first guest contributor, Emily Gray of Living Equals Learning. Recently I started reading Wendell Berry’s classic critique of modern culture and agriculture, The Unsettling of America. Originally written in 1977, his words are prescient and, while his is an agriculture aim, I would like to argue that […]
The Search Institute is devoted to researching everything that young people need to be successful, well-rounded, and equipped for life. They focus on relationships in the community with caring adults, not on IQ or other mainstream measures. This delightful minute-long video is straight from some of the children, sharing what they want from you, as their mentor, […]
In honor of the spoken word and storytelling project I’ll be leading at a local school starting this week, it seemed fitting that this week’s motivation be some spoken word. This is Sarah Kay, co-founder of Project V.O.I.C.E. Incredible stuff, isn’t it? If you had to write your list of “things I know to be […]