I just ordered that new book called "Engaging the Adolescent Mind" - glad to
hear that it is outstanding. It has actually already arrived at my school
and is sitting in one of the many boxes that arrived over the summer with
the supplies for the start of the year.....(we don't start until the day
after Labout Day - which this year is September 6!)....so, I haven't seen it
yet, and it's quite a commute to the school, so I will just have to wait to
see it - although if it is that good, maybe I want to go and get it!!
Has anyone seen/read "Arts with the Brain in Mind" by Eric Jensen (I
think) - I saw this is the catelogue also, but I know nothing about
it....apparently something about how art affects the learninig process and
suggestions on incorporating them into every classroom...
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To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Theme for the Year
> (This is another post that was rejected, but now that I've figured out
> "simple text" thing, I'm resending.)
> I borrowed the phrase "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" from a great art
> by Ken Vieth with the same name. The phrase was sort of my theme for the
> year. The gist is "all kids can create ordinary artwork, but in art
> class we
> learn how to make a work of art that is extraordinary!" The phrase
> helped me push those kids that seem to be satisfied with minimal
> We also used the phrase in personal assessment. "What are some things
> could do to change your work from ordinary to extraordinary?"
> Ken Vieth has just finished another terrific book, "Engaging the
> Mind". Both books are available from Davis. They are outstanding.
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