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The Wizard Of Oz: From A Dream In August To A Reality In April

The Wizard Of Oz: From A Dream In August To A Reality In April

The following article illustrates the many faces of emotional states and the power of positive social environments, through a vehicle that promotes profound transformation: ARTS EDUCATION.  August came as a month of uncertainty, where the idea that had been gestating among twelve graders came crashing down like a house of cards… What would I tell the students? How would I deal with their questions...

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How Cooperation, Emotional Awareness And Empathy Can Build A Better Society

Reflections From A Conference In Bogotá, Colombia Last April, I received an invitation from Patricia León, Ma. Ximena Barrera and Adriana Salazar, members of a recognized educational research group in Colombia, called Fundacíes, who have been leaders in our country in organizing national / international conferences, workshops and on going professional trainings since 1994, to be one of the keynote...

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5,6,7,8… The Show must Begin!

Behind the curtains everything is chaos… The technical team redirects the lights, checks for wires on the floor, arranges the black legs, cleans the stage and verifies the musical instruments; everybody runs back and forth to organize the scenery, students hurry to their dressing rooms to finish their hair and makeup, to get their costumes ready and to breathe before the big show… They all wait fo...

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Study Group In Brain Based Learning

Study Group Of 20 Teachers And Administrators Created On February 2014 To Promote Brain Based Learning At Rochester School In Bogotá, Colombia. HOW DID WE START? In the beginning of February 2014, I posted an email ad inviting people from the school community to participate voluntarily on a study group to know the benefits of Brain Based Learning in our school environment. Within one week, 20 inte...

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Brain, heart and mind: An holistic perspective on the classroom

Brain, heart and mind; three words with a tremendous significance in education. Three words intimately related to the integral formation of our students, and that summarize the importance of thoughts and feelings, as they are balanced in the classroom. Words that invite us to investigate beyond how and why students can get access to knowledge, understand it and apply it in other contexts of their ...

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