Integrate the Arts to Help Learners Excel in All Subjects
Meet the Maker
Nicole Huguenin, Director of Arts Integration and Play
Are you a good dancer?
I love to dance! I have a huge family, and we always dance at family gatherings. My kids grew up dancing, and they can move!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
“And the best news of all is that it’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.” —Cleo Wade
What do you like to do in your free time?
A couple of friends and I travel around our community and build mud kitchens for kids. Mud kitchens are outdoor kitchens where kids can “cook” with things from nature. They are super engaging and support children’s imaginations.
This Week’s Focus
What exactly is arts integration, and how can we use this approach in our classrooms?
A very clear explanation about arts integration:
Kennedy Center’s Arts Integration Checklist (pages 9-10).
The value of the arts:
How the arts can help students excel academically:
We can celebrate cultural identity through the arts:
Take a deeper dive into arts integration. Discover what it is and what it isn’t:
Drawing helps students retain what they’ve learned:
Six smart ways to bring the power of music into your classroom: