A letter from a mother to her daughter

A letter from a mother to her daughter

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My dearest daughter, If I had known that Friday March 20th, 1987 would go down in the story of my life I would have paid closer attention to the soft morning light on that day. I would taken every minute to embrace the smells and sound of this day that would forever be engrained in my memory. But memorable moments rarely come with forewarning. So this particular Friday I woke up as though nothing was particular, and in fact nothing was. The day unrolled as it always did: I did the groceries and cleaned up our tiny apartment on the 5th floor of the 15th Arrondisment in Paris. Your father was at work, a typical day. Claire {your aunt} came to pick me up in the early afternoon and we…
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20 Ways to Incorporate the Arts into Learning

20 Ways to Incorporate the Arts into Learning

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 20 Ways to Incorporate the Arts into Learning The arts are proven to be an effective way to help students learn and retain what they are learning.  Not to mention, many children labeled with ADD have huge reserves of creative energy that isn’t being tapped into and given appropriate direction.  Children with ADD tell more stories than those without ADD.  They have higher levels of picture-based creativity.  If this is the case, then the use of the arts; music, dance, theatre, painting become important to helping these students to become successful. Cynthia Swope, a grade two teacher in Tennessee uses a program called “Discipline-Based Art Education.  She has noticed ADD students excel in art and show “impressive critical thinking abilities”. Whether students have ADD or not, you can’t go wrong…
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