Blog Posts for Arts Education Network

Thinking Inside the Box: The Road to Reimagining Education

Posted by Marna Stalcup, Sep 16, 2016 1 comment

I’m attracted to the idea of thinking inside the box. A 2013 piece in the Wall Street Journal, Think Inside the Box, posits, “People are at their most innovative when they work within the constraints of what they already know.”

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This and That: The Classroom

Posted by Dale Davis, Sep 16, 2016 0 comments

In the early eighties Benny was a sixth grade student in a New York State Literary Center program on Ancient Greece that integrated ancient Greek literature in English translation, as the inspiration for student writing, with the school’s Social Studies curriculum on Ancient Greece. As part of my two-month residency with sixth grades in two schools, I invited poet, Greek translator, and Harvard professor, Robert Fitzgerald to work with me for two days.

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Finding My Purpose in Music City

Posted by Cori Emmett, Sep 16, 2016 0 comments

Walking down Broadway in Nashville, TN I instantly felt like I had arrived at the place I was meant to be. I could hear music pouring out of every door that I passed by, and I felt more alive than I ever had before. Within the first week of moving to Nashville I got to see Sheryl Crow at the Bluebird Café, and I knew that I had made the right choice in pursuing my dream of being a musician.

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Expanding the Spotlight on Dance Education

Posted by Shelli Margheritis, Sep 16, 2016 0 comments

Everyone can make a difference; together we can make a big difference by pushing to make sure arts programs continue to be funded and offered. By finding new ways to integrate and implement arts programs, we can help kids learn in creative and different manners.

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Part 2: Interview with Frank Gehry by Terresa McCovey, student at Hoopa Valley Elementary School

Posted by Jeff Poulin, Sep 16, 2016 0 comments

Renowned architect and Artists Committee member Frank Gehry talks about "The Simpsons," modern communication, and the difficult decision to change his name in part two of an interview with a California student.

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Part 1: Interview with Frank Gehry by Terresa McCovey, student at Hoopa Valley Elementary School

Posted by Jeff Poulin, Sep 15, 2016 0 comments

Renowned architect and Artists Committee member Frank Gehry talks about his inspiring grandmother, Frank Lloyd Wright, and defying a professor's expectations in part one of an interview with a California student.

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