Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will Favorite posts Twitter: @steve_hsu. With his long-standing commitment to Arts/Health and his knowledge and connections across these ten districts, it will be good to support him embedding culture and the arts across all his strategic planning and delivery, with that cultural thread running through everything that Greater Manchester is about.
Although my son did not attend Arts & Learning Conservatory, he was under the the tutelage of Debora Wondercheck, the Manager, Artistic Director and Founder of the conservatory. Research shows that students and teachers in school systems that have adopted mindfulness are happier, more focused, more compassionate, emotionally regulated and less impacted by stress.
Students have room to move – to dance, to sing, to play music, to act, to create art, to write – in a custom-built environment that includes their own classrooms, theater , art studio , gallery , media center , and music practice rooms They live in renovated residence hall rooms and eat in a new dining hall that provides an array of menu choices.
But the truth is that arts integration elevates the role of the arts specialist in the school. Because of the current emphases on curriculum standards, the rigidness of students’ lessons deprives them of the best way of learning: through personal exploration and discovery.
The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute, presented in collaboration with Silkroad, is an exploration of the vital role passion plays in learning — and the unique capacity of the arts to inspire passion-driven learning and meaningful connections.