Research has proven that when children participate in art, their test scores are higher. We’re excited to see research is proving what we knew all along, but we don’t do art because it helps with test scores.
I love art, I especially love kids art. That’s why March is one of my favorite months. Youth Art Month celebrates art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations. I was honored to have been scheduled to speak that the Menomonee Falls Public Library on March 5th but unfortunately a snow storm was approaching the area. Cancellation preparations had been in swing but the event went as planned the next day. I am so thankful for technology and my ability to appear in spite of being snowed in miles away.
We have some great spring activities for kids. Spring allows adults and kids alike to step out of the day-to-day and into the peace of your own backyards. After a long winter… it is finally time to play. Gather the kids and get to work, spring is here!
I was recently talking to a good friend about a school that needs to attract more students – so they have decided to pursue an art & technology focused curriculum. Lynn is a gifted math teacher, with a passion for the arts, who recently moved from a strong suburban school district in Illinois to a struggling district in California. She currently teaches 8th grade math to what many would consider a pretty tough audience, but as great teachers do, she sees past the labels and test scores to find the children inside.
Visual students don’t usually test well and may even struggle with test anxiety. Right brain, visual-spatial individuals are conceptual, non-linear thinkers and they often miss details, struggle with memorization and prefer images over words. But there are always going to be tests at school and we need to help our visual kids conquer their test […]
It’s time for kids to sharpen their pencils and get ready for standardized testing. While this is not good news for anyone involved, did you know research has proven that participation in art class can improve test scores?
Several new studies have been published recently on the relationship between the arts and test scores. The Journal of Educational Leadership recently published an article – The Art and Craft of Science: by Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein.
Are you still scrambling for Valentine’s day activities and ideas for your children? Follow me on Pinterest! Pinterest is a great tool for collecting ideas. I have made a small collecting of Valentine activities and games to do with children. From activities, to cheap valentine gifts; Like or Repin some of my favorite pins!