Arts teachers create a safe environment where students feel free to express their thoughts and feelings and take creative risks. In this session, participants meet an Acting I teacher who helps students let go of their inhibitions and an Acting II teacher who encourages students to take creative risks as they interpret monologues. In a dance class, a teacher asks students to work closely in pairs so they can study subtle aspects of movement technique. In a visual art department, the teachers work together to create a community that gives students multiple outlets for artistic learning. Finally, a music teacher builds his students' confidence and skills as they learn the basics of improvisational singing.
Theatre—Joe Mancuso and Andrea Arden: Somerset County Vocational Technical High School: Acting II (7:52); Theatre—Joe Mancuso and Andrea Arden: Somerset County Vocational Technical High School: Acting I (9:30); Dance—Mary Harding: Arts High School (11:26); Visual Art—Jon Murray: Mamaroneck High School (10:30); Music—William Taylor: East High School (16:35); Credits: Creating Rich Learning Environments (1:47)
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