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An Arc of Learning that Will Move You antiracist education arts education culturally responsive teaching culture liberatory ed pedagogy school change studiopathways sustainingpractice Sep 02, 2022

I appreciated the role of art as a way to proceed, reflect and share my thinking and learning. What a powerful way to connect with students and adults! -Jen Hladun, Principal of Lincoln High School

Over the past two years, we have been working with schools and arts organizations through an arc...

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Never Underestimate the Influence of an Artist arts education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching dance integratedlearning integratedteaching kyleabraham loveledlearning transformative education transformativeteaching Dec 13, 2021

How much do you love Prince? Or Beyonce? Jason Mamoa, perhaps? Alok V. Menom? Harry Styles? These popular artist icons can change our cultural expectations, lead us to make self-improvements, encourage the emotions lodged in our bodies to release, and offer us insights and wisdom to lessons...

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The Dance of Culture and Creativity! arts education creativity culturally responsive teaching culture liberatory ed loveledlearning transformativeteaching Dec 10, 2021

Mariah and I generally speak of creativity and culture interchangeably, and often in the same breath. While this alignment may seem obvious to many, we think it important that we pause and break this correlation down a bit. 

When we think about culture, we know that it is not a static...

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Ten Innovative Ideas to Improve your Culturally Responsive Teaching arts education creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning transformativeteaching Dec 09, 2021

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts can be defined as the knowledge, methods, forms, and purposes that the arts and culture play in building cognitive capacity for independent learning and collective wisdom. Teachers and educators can support the development of culturally...

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Five Skills your Students Can Learn When You Center Creative Arts Practice arts education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning social emotional learning transformativeteaching Dec 08, 2021

Did you know that creativity can be developed... just like learning how to speak a new language or learning to swim? Here are five skills that your students will gain from creative arts practice routines: 

  1. The Power of Observation: Observation requires attention and awareness. All the...
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Misinterpretations of Anti-Racist, Culturally Responsive Teaching antiracist education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning social emotional learning transformativeteaching Dec 07, 2021

Misinterpretations of culturally responsive teaching and learning can and will happen! As teachers take on liberatory and or emancipatory pedagogy, a commitment to practice is required. Nuanced attention to complex ideas and questions requires critical and constant reflection. 

In the...

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The Next Big Thing in Culturally Responsive Teaching arts education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning transformativeteaching Dec 03, 2021

It’s not a new idea at all. It’s a very ancient idea, and one that has clung to the sidelines of our educational system for way too long. It’s been waiting ever so patiently for recognition, acknowledgment, and a ready audience. It’s been dancing in the background with...

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Towards A Liberatory Community School Model Dec 02, 2021

 

The system of education in the U.S. was built on foundations of white supremacist patriarchal structures. This is something we all, or certainly those of us impacted negatively by the implications of this statement, know by now. What is clear is that there is a need for a full leap in our...

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#TenMinuteTalk with Administrator Coach and Leader, Carolyn Gramstorff Oct 15, 2021

Carolyn Gramstorff was the entering principal when I started teaching at North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS).  I had just left an all Black school in Sacramento, a KIPP model school, that exhausted me due to the routines and expectations held on teachers.  When I moved to...

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Living Through the Art artsed creativity divinity integratedteaching loveledlearning marvin k white transformativeteaching Oct 12, 2021

Recently, Mariah began a series called #TenMinuteTalks on Instagram.  "I adore the people in my life.  They are artists, teachers, thinkers, believers, creators, innovators, doers, and they inspire me." Mariah says.  Though most are folks she would call kin, some are people she's...

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Teacher As Artist Oct 02, 2020

I have a real distaste for canned curriculum. The memories of being forced to follow a pacing guide, being reprimanded if I wasn’t on the same page as the other teachers, making photocopies of worksheets, and being bored out of my mind while I read a script to my students… it sends...

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Say Yes! Sep 10, 2020

 

I love collaboration! My first teaching assignment was a Montessori class where there were two Kindergarten lead teachers for 30 children. It was remarkable! We each had sections of the day that we lead, sometimes switching up roles as needed. It was a divine situation for a new teacher. I...

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