Magazine article School Arts


Magazine article School Arts


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Teaching Tip of the Month

Using a variety of instructional strategies and learning activities provides students with opportunities to learn in ways that are responsive to their own communication styles, cognitive styles, and aptitudes. In addition, offering variety helps students develop and strengthen other approaches to learning.

--National Art Education Association

As Time Goes By

"To the young mind everything is individual, stands by itself. By and by, it finds how to join two things and see in them one nature; then three, then three thousand ... discovering roots running underground whereby contrary and remote things cohere and flower out from one stem ..."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Message to America

About eight or nine days after the destruction of the World Trade Centers, I asked my students to think about what message they would like to send out to America in response. We established a "message column" in the media center for students to share their responses with the school community. Students could create their message in any media, but were limited to red, whiter, and blue colors. Here are some of the messages that flowed around the column:

   American will stand tall. 
   Healing takes time. 
   Stick together. 
   America is united. 
   Help, Hope, Harmony 
   Freedom should not be taken for 
   We are damaged but not 
   Hatred is a dangerous thing. 
   Carpe Diem 
   America is beautiful. 
   Stand Proud. 

--Ken Vieth, Montgomery High School, Skillman, New Jersey. …

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