Reflect on Your Practice
- Have you had to adapt to reductions in programs or curricula that you felt were important to students (e.g., the arts, physical education, science, languages)? If so, how?
- In your school, is it relatively easy for you to collaborate with either arts or non-arts teachers? Why or why not?
- Is it common for individual teachers to try and integrate the arts alone, in their own classrooms? Why or why not?
- What artistic skills or special subject matter expertise do you have that you might draw on more in your teaching?
Adaptations / Extensions to Consider
Adapt to your school: Talk to colleagues about creating an arts-integrated elective that could be offered at your school (e.g., Dance-A-Story and My Life, My Roots, My Dreams).
Leverage technology: If your school has a computer lab or video production studio, get students involved in projects that take them outside the classroom, gathering and making stories that matter to them.
NEXT: Additional Resources, including unit materials that teachers used.