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Schools That Work
Bates Middle School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School
Bates Middle school educators report improvements in critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration.
Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning
Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration are just some of the areas where Bates Middle School educators report big improvements since integrating the arts.
Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration
Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.
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.
The Social and Emotional Benefits of Being Weirdly Creative
Arts integration helps kids connect and feel safe on the bumpy road to learning.