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ERIC Number: EJ901438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Miracle Moments: Tales of Arts Integration
Kelner, Lenore Blank
Teaching Artist Journal, v8 n4 p229-232 2010
In this article, the author reflects on the transformative power of arts experience. The author shares the story of her work in an arts-integrated elementary school in Arizona. She demonstrates how drama strengthens the reading comprehension skill inference. She mentions how the students are actively participating in the lesson. They are learning through multiple learning modalities, making creative decisions, adding to the direction of the lesson, and helping to sculpt its form and format. The author realizes that there really is no mystery about why the arts produce many such miracle moments in classrooms. The only real mystery is why state legislatures, school systems, administrators, and teachers are not clamoring for more arts integration to be used in the classrooms. The costs are low and the benefits great. Quality arts-integrated instruction can help schools achieve any school improvement plans that include meeting the needs of all students, increasing student comprehension, and providing effective professional growth and development for teachers. Integrating the arts consistently in to daily classroom instruction can fill each day with similar "miracle moments" that inspire students and teachers to grow and learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona