What would you add?Ha. Spontaneity is spelled wrong. Nice move, Educator.
I really like these posters (Found here). I think I am going to purchase them since they are only $2.00 a piece, with $5.00 shipping. I’ve seen them floating around Pinterest, but think they explain important parts of each genre of writing.
Bulletin board, done!
Edit: I bought them!
10 Lessons the Arts (Actually) Teach
1. The arts teach children to make GOOD JUDGEMENTS about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgement rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have MORE than ONE solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple PERSPECTIVES. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to SEE and INTERPRET the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ABILITY and a WILLINGNESS to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make VIVID that face that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can KNOW. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our COGNITION.
6. The arts teach students that SMALL DIFFERENCES can have LARGE EFFECTS. The arts traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which IMAGES become REAL.
8. The arts help CHILDREN LEARN to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of arts helps them FEEL, they must reach into their POETIC CAPACITIES to find the words that will do the job.
9. The ARTS ENABLE us to have EXPERIENCE we can have from no other source and through such experience to DISCOVER the range and variety of what we are capable of FEELING.
10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults BELIEVE is IMPORTANT.
The skills that teachers think students need for the future …
In my experience the extended audience provided by online writing encourages students to be more deliberate and thoughtful,” said one teacher surveyed. On the other hand, another noted that “the informality of the written word and how students use the language is the downside of technology, but the upside is that students are communicating in the written form much more than I ever did at their age,” said another teacher.
It is my goal to be this person for my sweet students.
“I think you learn more if you are laughing at the same time.“
-Mary Ann Shaffer
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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