There’s an Old Chinese proverb that says, “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.” I’ve used this proverb before to explain the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching elementary music that I use in my classroom; and to me, it also applies to arts integration.
Acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow hosted the 1950s CBS Radio program This I Believe. It featured compelling essays from noted individuals such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and ordinary folks from all walks of life…like you and me.
When NPR revived This I Believe in 2004, I was an avid listener. This I Believe, Inc. engaged
My son had just about every opportunity afforded to a child growing up in a middle class family, including every opportunity at home and during school to sing, dance, paint, and express himself creatively. And my spouse and I could not have been prouder during his first semester in college when he took us on a tour of all the places on his campus where
For some, Any Given Child is purely about ensuring access to the arts and arts education for “any given child.” For me, it is about that and more…it is about social justice. Growing up, the only form of art or culture I got to experience was the Gospel Choir at the Missionary Baptist Church I attended every Sunday. What I remember most though,
Our world faces many challenges today—more than any other time in history. Many of us grapple with these challenges. How can we address them?
What are the answers that will help us overcome them?
These challenges, from climate change to food security, homelessness to cross-cultural relations and everything in between, need new, unique, and yet-to-be-imagined
Any Given Child Indy provided an invaluable opportunity to advance my understanding and implementation of arts integration by sending me to the Kennedy Center’s Annual Arts Integration Conference. The resources provided throughout the experience included tools and strategies to engage students, their families, and the community in a rounded arts and
Back in May, I joined the Arts Council of Indianapolis as the Grant Services & Education Partnerships Coordinator, thus becoming one of the new Site Coordinators for Any Given Child Indy. As someone who grew up in the arts, I could not have been more ecstatic to receive an offer to join the Arts Council staff just four days before my graduation from
Do you remember those teachers who made the most significant impact on your life? While every teacher I had helped me on my journey to become an educated person, there are two teachers who inspired me to work harder and to learn more about the world around me. The first teacher in my story is Mr. Reinhardt.
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