VIDEO PLAYLIST: Why Art is Important and We Teach Art In Schools with Bob and Roberta Smith
“Art is a fundamental tool for expression and empowerment.”
Video Playlist (6 Videos in Playlist)
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Kids need art. We do too. If we want kids to have the best chance possible to adapt to a constantly changing environment then we must nurture their creativity. It’s about about the synergy that is often expressed in art. Merging the arts with social emotional learning and academic learning helps create students who care about the world in which they live. We encourage our writers and readers and especially children to dare big thoughts and always to keep in mind the extraordinary gifts we all share, the arts, imagination, and the human spirit.
For Garn Press, science, literature, art, and philosophy are not separate categories. They are intricately connected, and through these connections it is possible for us to get a larger sense of life, with a clarity of vision that would not be possible otherwise. Most scientists and artists get this, even though most policy makers do not. Similar to Italo Calvino, Garn’s stance is that science, literature, philosophy and art create epicenters of creativity, vortexes of energy, and an aesthetic experience, that provides insights science or art alone cannot. It’s about that synergy, beyond words, beyond images and it’s why the arts matter.
Related: Garn Press Education Books
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- First Do No Harm: Progressive Education In A Time Of Existential Risk
- Raising Peacemakers
- Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum
- A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century
- The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
- Beware the Roadbuilders: Literature as Resistance
- Ken Goodman – The 1992-1993 Interviews of Renowned Reading Scholars
- What’s Whole In Whole Language In The 21st Century?
- Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke The Golden Rule: A Satire
- Great Women Scholars: Yetta Goodman, Maxine Greene, Louise Rosenblatt, Margaret Meek Spencer
- Nineteen Clues: Great Transformations Can Be Achieved Through Collective Action