Archive for February 5th, 2013


In Today’s News

February 5, 2013

John Bapst Memorial High School student, Christina Long was selected for the American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for the second year. Read about Christina in today’s Bangor Daily News Community section.



Kids Learn From the Arts

February 5, 2013


The ARTSblog is a program of Americans for the Arts and is authored by Lisa Phillips. She has written a book called ‘The Artistic Edge 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World‘. You can find a link to the ARTSblog in the blogroll on the right side of the front page of meartsed blog.

On November 26, 2012 Lisa wrote a post called The Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the ArtsWe know that there are plenty of articles and educators promoting STEM/STEAM and 21st Century skills and the connections to the arts. Lisa outline 10 skills that are directly connected. Arts for arts sake is a priority however we can not deny that the arts contribute (as they have over time) to the development of the whole child for balance and citizenship.

Here are the 10. Please go to this link to read the entire blog post.

  1. Creativity
  2. Confidence
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Perseverance
  5. Focus
  6. Non-Verbal Communication
  7. Receiving Constructive Criticism
  8. Collaboration
  9. Dedication
  10. Accountability

What do you think of Lisa’s list?


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