Long Island Kindergarten Show Cancelled for College Prep Test: Why This Makes No Sense

Interim Principal Ellen Best-Laimit.

It was reported by many news sources, and it made headlines when the principal of the Harley Avenue Elementary School in Elmwood, which is located on Long Island, cancelled the annual kindergarten variety show. Why was it shutdown? This was

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Teaching Tips: Making Classroom Literature Active and Fun

A bored classroom can be deadly.

When I was in school, I remember enjoying my Literature and English classes the most, but I especially looked forward to the classes where the teachers allowed us students to be involved creatively. Some teachers had us take turns reading

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The Arts and Learning: Theatre in the Classroom and Community

It takes so many people to make a magical moment on stage.

In Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning, the preeminent study on the usefulness and importance of the arts as a teaching and achievement tool, Richard Riley, Secretary, Department of Education, wrote. “The ultimate challenge for American

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The Dynamics of Classroom Playwriting and Reading Aloud, Part II

Play writing offers various challenges.

In the first part of this two part series, we discussed some of the benefits of playwriting in the classroom, how teachers can get basic playwriting training and how to use playwriting exercises when teaching. Plays by their very nature

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Teaching Mathematics in the Classroom through Theatre

Using theatre in the classroom to teach math can enliven lessons.

Using theatre as a means to teach mathematical subjects makes class more interesting and enables greater learning for students. Theatrical approaches can be used for other educational subjects too, but as a former student who struggled in trying to understanding

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