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Educational LeadershipDecember 2018 / January 2019The Arts and Creativity in SchoolsVolume 76, Number 4
12 The Gift of BoredomJohn SpencerBoredom can be a surprising component to the creative process—even in the classroom.
18 Taking Beautiful Risks in EducationRonald A. BeghettoTo support students’ creativity, educators must question assumptions and instill a sense of possibility.
26 Taking Back Baltimore Through the ArtsSia KyriakakosFreddie Gray’s death tore a city apart, but these shaken teens found their power in the aftermath.
34 Picture ThisBarbara BorosonSketchnoting can help students with autism assimilate new information.
40 That’s a Rap!Michael BonnerWhen Michael Bonner’s 2nd grade students were failing their reading tests, he didn’t give up on them. He made a music video.
48 Arts Education as a Human Right: A Conversation with Alfre Woodard Sarah McKibbenThe renowned actor says access to the arts shouldn’t depend on a child’s zip code.
55 Arts Integration: A Creative Pathway for TeachingAmy L. Duma and Lynne B. SilversteinSchoolwide arts integration programs can reenergize teachers’ practice and boost student achievement.
62 Hitting the Right NoteLinda F. NathanAt a Boston charter school, instruction in music composition helps students see their true potential.
68 Artistic EndeavorsLisa M. Lenarz, Sheryl Lamme, and Mikel BroganThree schoolwide installations showcase the power of art to promote social justice, community, and individualism.
73 Using Film to Expand HorizonsDavid Campos and Ericka KnudsonMovies—especially “world cinema”—have tremendous potential to stimulate students’ interest and thinking skills.
79 Engaging Our Most Challenging Students in Fine ArtsDanielle L. IamarinoAll students need to know that there is room for them in arts programs.
7 Reader’s Guide/Arts Education Today: Mission CriticalAnthony Rebora
83 Research Matters/Does Arts Education Matter?Bryan Goodwin and Eric Hubler“Zombie” findings aside, arts education has unique benefits for students.
85 Show & Tell: A Video Column/Reciprocal Teaching’s Untapped ValueDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyReclaiming a foundational literacy routine in classrooms.
87 Leading Together/Make Time for PlayJill Harrison BergEducator teams need to have a little fun.
89 Confronting Inequity/More Than a Math and Science TeacherH. Richard Milner IVBringing students’ interests into the classroom enriches learning.
91 One to Grow On/Sparking Students’ “Uncommon Genius” Carol Ann TomlinsonAll educators can learn valuable lessons from the way the arts are taught.
4 Readers React
90 Index to Advertisers
93 Tell Me About/Readers share ideas for adding creativity to the classroom.
95 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL Takeaways/Creative Insights
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Making It HappenJackie GersteinMaker activities can bring creativity and application to STEM learning.
Is STEAM Overblown?Todd L. HutnerHow the combination of STEM and the arts could water down both disciplines.
Please Stop Sacrificing Arts Classes for Skills Intervention!Lee Ann Jung and Maisie JungFor students with learning disabilities, art class is often the best part of the day. Why take it away from them?
How does a school become a leader in innovation—one that takes advantage of advancements in digital technology in meaningful and fully integrated ways? February 2019 Educational Leadership explores how school leaders can go beyond surface-level, patchwork upgrades and implement new technology in ways that deepen learning and better support students.