Core Arts Standards and Life Skills

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Our approach to teaching lets children be the artists. Student’s time in the classroom is spent expressing themselves and learning how to make strong artistic choices. Learning to make strong artistic choices will teach them how to make healthy choices for themselves and socially significant choices that will make the world a better place.
The National Core Arts Standards include a series of anchors for arts education. When you teach to these anchors, you are also teaching valuable life skills. When you see a child trying on costumes or reading lines over and over again in different voices, take a harder look, when you see them make a decision that has meaning and context your child has taken a step towards being the kind of person that will change the world.
 
  1. Creating
  • Self-awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Innovative decision-making
  1. Performing, Presenting, Producing
  • Confidence
  • eloquence
  • resource management  (time and finances)
  1. Responding
  • Critical Thought
  • Valuation
  1. Connecting
  • Understanding social issues
  • ability to understand experiences outside of their own
  • using problem-solving skills to come up with innovative solutions