The Arts and Creativity in Schools

Posted by Association for the Study of Curriculum Development on January 15, 2019

New issue of Educational Leadership:

The Arts and Creativity in Schools

December 2018/January 2019 | Volume 76 | Number 4

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Feature Articles

The Gift of Boredom

John Spencer

Boredom can be a surprising component to the creative process—even in the classroom.

Taking Beautiful Risks in Education

Ronald A. Beghetto

To support students’ creativity, educators must question assumptions and instill a sense of possibility.

Taking Back Baltimore Through the Arts

Sia Kyriakakos

Freddie Gray’s death tore a city apart, but these shaken teens found their power in the aftermath.

Picture This 

Barbara Boroson

Sketchnoting can help students with autism assimilate new information.

That’s a Rap! 

Michael Bonner

When Michael Bonner’s 2nd grade students were failing their reading tests, he didn’t give up on them. He made a music video.

Arts Education as a Human Right: A Conversation with Alfre Woodard 

Sarah McKibben

The renowned actor says access to the arts shouldn’t depend on a child’s zip code.

Arts Integration: A Creative Pathway for Teaching

Amy L. Duma and Lynne B. Silverstein

Schoolwide arts integration programs can reenergize teachers’ practice and boost student achievement.

Hitting the Right Note 

Linda F. Nathan

At a Boston charter school, instruction in music composition helps students see their true potential.

Using Film to Expand Horizons 

David Campos and Ericka Knudson

Movies—especially “world cinema”—have tremendous potential to stimulate students’ interest and thinking skills.

Engaging Our Most Challenging Students in Fine Arts

Danielle L. Iamarino

All students need to know that there is room for them in arts programs.

Artistic Endeavors

Portraits of Courage 

Lisa M. Lenarz

Three schoolwide installations showcase the power of art to promote social justice, community, and individualism.

A Mosaic of Belonging 

Mikel Brogan

Columns / Departments

Research Matters / Does Arts Education Matter?

Bryan Goodwin and Eric Hubler

“Zombie” findings aside, arts education has unique benefits for students.

Show & Tell: A Video Column / Reciprocal Teaching’s Untapped Value

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Reclaiming a foundational literacy routine in classrooms. Watch the video.

Leading Together / Make Time for Play

Jill Harrison Berg

Educator teams need to have a little fun.

Confronting Inequity / More Than a Math and Science Teacher

H. Richard Milner IV

Bringing students’ interests into the classroom enriches learning.

One to Grow On / Sparking Students’ “Uncommon Genius”

Carol Ann Tomlinson

All educators can learn valuable lessons from the way the arts are taught.

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