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Odsess-Rubin, Adam – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
This article demonstrates the therapeutic benefits of storytelling and testimony through qualitative interviews with HIV+ Black gay men in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2017. Sponsored by Project + Connect, a story preservation nonprofit based in New York, the research trip was inspired by a "New York Times" article claiming that 50% of all…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Males, Interviews, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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McClellan, Lodi – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
Professor Wade Madsen has been teaching at Cornish College of the Arts since 1985. This article serves as a window into his educational approach to teaching advanced choreography.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Dance
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Jones, Jonathan P. – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
Social change develops over time, but it begins with individual and collective actions by real people. In the current American atmosphere of resistance, activism, and art-ivism, what are the tools that artists can employ to motivate audience members to act? This article illuminates the call to action, an essential element of persuasive speaking…
Descriptors: Social Change, Activism, Theater Arts, Performance
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Ssebuuma, Antonio Bukhar; Martin, Rose – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
This article critically explores two dance educators' reflections of difference in dance learning and teaching. We pose the question, How as educators might we facilitate and view difference? What have we learned in our teaching practices that aims to celebrate difference? Through the sharing of narratives and reflections about our experiences of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Student Diversity, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries
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Sheridan, Kate – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
As I began my first year of graduate school--admittedly, a shaky start of my own--a group of my former students began to struggle with their transition to high school. Upon hearing this from my friend, colleague, and their current theatre teacher (who I will call Ms. M), I developed a workshop curriculum focused upon health for the artist to…
Descriptors: Drama Workshops, Personal Narratives, Drama, Theater Arts
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Pretorius, Jannie – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
In this essay, the author explores what educationalists can learn from studying "The Paper Chase." The rise and decline of the Socratic method and the importance of the hidden curriculum are highlighted.
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Films
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Engelmann, Julie Bernstein; Kappel, Alexandria; Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
How can artist residencies for preservice teachers plant seeds for future classrooms? Teacher educators and a teaching artist describe a two-tiered residency in an early childhood and special education program that transformed preservice teachers' attitudes toward visual art and arts integration. Findings are based on teaching artist and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Artists, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education
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Okpadah, Stephen Ogheneruro – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
This study examines the role of "theatre for development" (TFD) as a model for social transformation in Nigeria, historicizing its relationship to "community theatre" while illuminating significant innovations in authorship and participation. In addition, the article explores TFD as a relational and performative process in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Social Development, Social Change
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Smithner, Nancy – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
Through reflection on a longitudinal teaching, devising, and directing experience in a regional prison, as well as subsequent opportunities for collaboration with formerly incarcerated students, this article posits improvisation as a powerful vehicle for inclusivity, pluralism, and humanistic exchange in applied arts settings.
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Theater Arts, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Scott Dunda, Jessica Mae – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
This article is focused on building interdependence among diverse learners through four specific engagements in the art room: Friend/Family Involvement, Team-Building, Leadership Habits, and Service Learning. These strategies have been beneficial to the author in creating a sustainable model for high-quality visual arts instruction.
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Service Learning, Leadership
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Farrar, Ann – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
Although there is no shortage of instruction in popular literature as to how to eat for health, live your best life, and above all lose weight, there is not a great deal of literature instructing young artists on ways to stay healthy and vibrant--nurturing creativity and longevity at the same time. This article proposes simple solutions to health…
Descriptors: Wellness, Art Education, Art Teachers, Artists
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Hewson, Federico – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
"Teaching Flowers" reflects on humanity's deep connections to horticulture by gathering varied thoughts from seminal writers in the field. In addition, this visual article draws attention to labor issues within the U.S. floral industry by documenting the author's exploration of flowers as social sculpture in New York City.
Descriptors: Horticulture, Photography, Visual Aids, Artists
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Meissner, Caits – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
Poet Caits Meissner shares her reimagined book tour, bringing free writing and collaborative reading workshops to spaces of incarceration around the country.
Descriptors: Poetry, Writing (Composition), Reading, Workshops
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Scully, Sean – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
Life is multiplex; information is ubiquitous. We do our best to learn, but we struggle not to forget. The demand to "know" is powerful; the experience of living can often feel overwhelming. We desire a better way of looking at the world around us. John Ruskin reminds us that it is a good thing to start small. He asks us to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Visual Stimuli, Art Products
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Stevens, Jenny Sheffer – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
A narrative reflection on the relationship between physical life and creativity, and exploration of yoga as a foundational tool for imaginative empowerment.
Descriptors: Creativity, Relaxation Training, Exercise, Empowerment
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