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Picasso was wrong. Your child is not an artist.

Your child is not an artist.<p>I say this not to denigrate your child. I say it in defense of actual artists — real, grown-up people who have set …

Researchers Observe Effects of Art on the Brain

They hope to discover how our brains combine sensory impressions with memory and emotion to form judgments<p>When it comes to art, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but some scientists now are looking for it in bursts of brain waves.<p>Seeking a biological basis for our response to art, …

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Words matter in ‘ISIS’ war, so use ‘Daesh’

The militants who are killing civilians, raping and forcing captured women into sexual slavery, and beheading foreigners in Iraq and Syria are known …

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Part 1: Process<p>The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade. Is each student fully engaged? Do students use …

The Art of Problem Solving

Convincing people of the importance of an education in the arts can be a tough sell. In 2012, math and science are heralded above all else and the …

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Five Ways to Make the Arts Part of Your Child’s Everyday Life

When the arts and creativity are part of family life, as well as the classroom, everyone wins.<p>Arts activities can deepen family bonds, provide …

10 Things Only Art Teachers Would Understand

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Do Arts Teach Creativity?

Massachusetts and California want to mandate teaching creativity and testing for its outcomes. Maybe your state does, too. In our last post we …

Welcome to the K12 Lab Network wiki!

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your …

What's a Makerspace? - Makerspace

To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the …

Starting Early: 4 Ways Engineering Supports Early Childhood Development<p>Posted by Amielle Major on 6/05/18 11:00 AM<p>Before creating our preschool …

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

So how can we provide this kind of feedback -- the kind that students actually listen to, understand, and use -- in a timely manner? Before looking …

8 Google Forms Formative Assessment Tips - Teacher Tech

If you use Google Forms for formative assessment quizzes here are some tips for managing the resulting spreadsheet.<p>Ask for Student ID Number …

A space for possibilities: 4 lessons all teachers can learn from the arts

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein<p>The importance of imagination goes far beyond the need to improve our economy or …