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    from one of the students. It definitely flies in the face of the teaching for tests, no child's ass left behind, education insanity.

    “There's no one particular way of doing something,” he said. “And art helps you like see that. So if you take that with you, and bring it on, it will actually help you see that in academics or anything else, there's not one specific way you have to do something.”  
    I had a hard time learning to use my Adobe creative suite. I finally took classes and instead of taking a tech class took classes at PNCA, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts. Artist's taught the classes, ones who used Adobe to create art, be it graphics,illustrations or cartoons. The cartoonist who taught Illustrator, said almost word for word what this student said. He showed us how he used Illustrator as a tool and ran through the paths that he used to create a picture. We were encouraged to find our own way to use this software and to be creative.

    There is more to learning then rote and data. Music and all art helps develop your ability to understand and solve problems. My husband is a musician and he's also a mathematician. He and I both were lucky in that in high school and even before we were allowed to find our own way via the arts. What a great article thanks Lady.  

    •  music *is* math (6+ / 0-)

      and its not like we don't already KNOW all this...

      my husband has been a pro musician for decades and a music teacher (Band) for one. He has all kinds of articles and such that document the tremendous advantages of having a vibrant arts program, especially music, especially middle school, especially with the more "at risk" students.  The science is there. {sigh}

      If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

      by Lady Libertine on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:00:40 AM PDT

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