ArtsSmarts changes the way children see each other and changes the way children see themselves.
This is achieved through our approach to teaching and learning that engages students in the creative process of artistic inquiry into topics that span many different subject areas of the curriculum.
In every classroom, ArtsSmarts looks a little different: ArtsSmarts is a process that's generated by teachers and artists to meet students' needs and priorities, rather than a packaged curriculum lesson plan that is delivered to students.
ArtsSmarts is all about change, and now that we've been working in schools across Canada for over 15 years, we're seeing changes that are having an impact on the way that children see themselves, each other and their community.
We're seeing positive and harmonious ArtsSmarts classroom environments, with students listening and learning from each other through greater team work and inclusiveness. They learn from their involvement in their ArtsSmarts projects. They feel good about themselves. They realize that they knew more than they thought they did. These students take pride in their classroom work.
Difference. Connection. Confidence. Relevant. Success. Effectiveness. Participation. Impact. Inquisitive. Active. These are just a few of the affirmative words that teachers make about their students as they work on their ArtsSmarts projects. These students have changed the way they see others and themselves.
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