Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Arts

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in the arts.
Related Tags:Arts Integration
PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

Left Bank Learning: When "Work Time" Becomes "Studio Time"

Offer students a creative, collaborative atmosphere similar to a Parisian cafe or artist's studio. Here are six tips for bringing the Left Bank to your classroom.

Discuss

Stretching Your Curriculum Canvas: Reading the World Through Art

Last comment 6 days 6 hours ago
6 207 1,413 views

More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago
3 412 2,019 views

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago
8 10,160 20,370 views

Stretching Your Curriculum Canvas: Reading the World Through Art

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 06:00
6 207 1,413 views

More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 06:00
3 412 2,019 views

7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00
8 10,160 20,370 views

Browse

Four students wearing snow shoes sitting on a mound of snow
blog

The Specials: Curriculum Enrichment Builds a Positive School Culture

Symonds Elementary's music, art, PE, and media teachers weave their practices into the fabric of the community, getting to know each student while enriching the school culture.

5,087 10,286 views
photo of two people completing a detailed chalk drawing
blog

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

Teachers can inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.

13 4,983 82,759 views
blog

Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

Bob Lenz profiles how a California elementary school used music, dance, and visual arts to connect the content-learning in all its classrooms.

3 241 5,045 views
illustration of a light bulb on a blackboard
blog

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

12 9,682 51,472 views
Young girl holding a cardboard guitar
blog

Simple Music Integration for Primary Classrooms

Here are just a few of the many opportunities that music offers for numeracy, literacy, creativity, and kinesthetic learning in elementary classrooms.

4 2,972 2,422 views
Little girl looking through hands covered in paint like glasses
blog

Artify Your Summer

Creativity is a great way to quickly transition into summer and begin to relax. Teachers, check out these ideas for getting your art on.

1 949 2,422 views
Illo of three lightbulbs in a cage
blog

11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks

Check out these strategies and approaches for bringing more creativity into the classroom and inspiring young artists.

3 1,486 4,643 views

Pages

Boy squinting, holding and looking through a cutout in a cardboard frame
article

How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning

Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.

18 2,529 73,676 views
A young teenage girl with shoulder-length hair and a blue jean jacket is standing next to a microphone stand with the microphone up to her mouth. She's standing in the corner of a room with two glass windows behind her.
blog

National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.

4 4,622 72,465 views
illustration of a light bulb on a blackboard
blog

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

12 9,682 51,472 views
blog

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

20 244 47,031 views
Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville
video

Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

At the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia, students know exactly how they are smart.

7 386 42,591 views
article

A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement, in conjunction with other key best practices.

3 1,796 42,187 views
blog

Visual Art as Critical Thinking

Blogger Andrew Miller celebrates teachers who engage their students' cognitive abilities through creative methods.

12 832 36,535 views

Pages

Join the movement for change