Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
School field trips are on the decline in American education for many reasons. Schools are making tough choices about how to spend scarce resources, are spending more time in class preparing for high-stakes tests and have begun using field trips as rewards for doing well on those tests. Whereas school field trips used to mean […]
The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction. This trend of interest-driven art creation comes at a time when public schools are cutting art programming, and it offers a promising new way to reach and mold budding artists.
Teachers say there is value to learning to create using digital tools, especially when blended with more hands-on means of expression.