Reading List

Welcome to Summer everyone! I know we’re all spread out and relaxing (I hope). Edutopia just did a post about Summer Reading and I was wondering what everyone else was skimming through this summer.

These have been on my list for QUITE a while:

Work Hard, Be Nice – About the Kipp Schools (finished)
Imagine by Jonah Lehrer
The most recent Steve Jobs Biography (you know the one with his big face on it…and by that i meant the BIG BOOK with his face on it)
A World Class Education
Out of our Minds– Ken Robinson
A Whole New Mind– Daniel Pink (Reading currently)
Masterclass in Drama Education– MIchael Anderson
Outliers– Malcolm Gladwell (Reading)
Theatre and Education – Helen Nicholson

 

What about you? Reading anything good?

Theatre in our Schools Month

Dear Compatriots,

March is Theatre in our Schools Month as sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre Educators. I just went to our regional mini-conference in Richmond two weekends ago. It was a really wonderful and inspiring gathering of people and i got to sit in on a great keynote by Theatre IV’s Founding and Artistic Director Bruce Miller and a few really wonderful classes.

Unfortunately there were few conference attendees and fewer non-arts classroom teachers (so much was geared toward cross curricular use of drama). But in honor of TIOS month, i thought i’d post up some Pro-theatre articles and just other things that i find interesting.

Fine Arts Project Based Learning Link

In the lower school we are having a meeting today about PBL. I dug around and found a list of some sample Arts projects. These links are from Buck Institute for Education’s website on Project Based Learning. Enjoy.

These are for drama:

http://www.bie.org/project_search/results/search&project_search_channel=32&ps_search_one=119&ps_search_two=85&category=119&&85/

 

For Music: http://www.bie.org/project_search/results/search&project_search_channel=32&ps_search_one=119&ps_search_two=86&category=119&&86/

 

Arts General:

http://www.bie.org/project_search/results/search&project_search_channel=32&ps_search_one=119&category=119/