Taking Part in a Creative Activity Can Boost Mental and Emotional Well-being – Report

Engaging in creative activities for even the briefest time can boost well-being and help people cope with the stresses of modern life, a new study has suggested.

Commissioned by BBC Arts, it represents the first time that researchers have explored how creative activities, such as acting in a play, singing in a choir, or playing an instrument or painting, can help manage emotions and mood.

It found three main ways in which people use creativity as coping mechanisms to control emotions.

Social Justice Workshops from Seachange Collective

Incorporating Gender & Sexuality Into Social Justice Work **NEW WORKSHOP**

June 7 , 2019, 9am-5pm, hosted at Synergos, Midtown Manhattan, NYC

Join our gender & sexuality workshop to go beyond the basics of inclusion, to incorporate a more complex understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality in non-profit programs, community organizing, and everyday life. We’ll explore what the buzzwords really mean, and how these aspects of our identity intersect with different forms of oppression.

You’re Invited to Mark Morris Dance Group’s Curriculum Slam!

Calling All Dance Educators!

Mark Morris Dance Group is announcing our first Curriculum Slam, taking place on June 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217). We are excited to invite you to attend and, if you wish, apply to present at this gathering for Dance Educators throughout New York City. Find important details below:

What is a Curriculum Slam?

The Mark Morris Dance Group Curriculum Slam is an opportunity for Dance Educators working with students of any age group to share an activity they find particularly successful in their classroom.

Rethinking Classroom Management

by Meghan Grover

Published on April 2, 2019

I am sixteen years old. I smile at my teacher, Mr. Roma, as he tells us all about his favorite philosophers. I laugh at his jokes and write down his every word. Later tonight, I will write an essay that repeats his version of his apparent “heroes,” and I will receive my A. I do not challenge him because when other students challenge Mr.

Shape the Next 25 Years of Arts Education in NYC (and enter to win a free Face to Face Registration!)

Basking in the glow of our 25th Anniversary, the Roundtable is now embarking on a strategic planning process to discover how we can best support YOU!

We’d like to ask you to take a moment and fill out the following survey (and share with your full staff and contacts!). This survey is a pivotal moment for the Roundtable to harness the expertise of our arts in education community by enabling members and non-members to weigh in on the organization.

40 Under 40; Jennifer Dibella

When Jennifer DiBella started working in the education department at Roundabout Theatre Company 14 years ago, she had one main goal: to give youth the same exposure to theater that she had growing up in New Jersey.

She leads the Roundabout Youth Ensemble, an afterschool program that allows a group of 60 high-schoolers—chosen from more than 100 applicants—to spend the year writing and producing their own play, culminating with four public performances on a Roundabout stage.

The Center for Arts Education: Teaching Artist Salon

Differentiated Teaching and Learning: Incorporating Multiple Modalities

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20th – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: CAE Center Space (previously known as the CAE Conference Room)

Differentiating instruction to meet the strengths, needs, and interests of all students is one of the key responsibilities of any educator. Utilizing a Universal Design for Learning framework, this workshop will explore how incorporating multiple modes of expression can provide students varied opportunities to develop and articulate understanding.

The New Victory Theater, Arts Connection and Community-Word Project Launch GIVE to Improve Arts Education for Students with Disabilities

New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms

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Sign up to receive updates from the project and to be in touch with the GIVE program group throughout the two-year project!

New York, NY (March 19, 2019) — This week, The New Victory Theater, ArtsConnection and Community-Word Project launch GIVE, an invaluable arts education resource that will serve the more than 12,500 students with disabilities enrolled in New York City public schools.

What Are The Benefits of Music for Babies and Toddlers?

From: https://smartparentadvice.com/benefits-of-music/

By: Ryan Howard

Music can be an exceptional tool for helping your child’s development. There are many benefits of music for babies. In fact, the Brain and Creativity Institute, located in California, has actually determined that music during childhood can accelerate brain development.

It’s not all about brain development and academic achievement, though. Music has a host of great benefits for a growing child.

The Business and Culture of Teaching Artistry, Teaching Artist Project

What does a career in the Teaching Artist field look like? How are the expectations of artists and arts-in-education organizations changing? Where do we see these changes and expectations heading?

The 2019 Business and Culture of Teaching Artistry is a panel and culture building event, hosted by the Dedalus Foundation and the Teaching Artist Project Cohort (TAP Cohort). During this in-depth conversation between arts-in-education Administrators and Teaching Artists, we will discuss the landscape of Teaching Artistry as it is now,