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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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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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