The Artdog Quote of the Week
The educator’s struggle is often a struggle to demonstrate relevance–but nothing is more relevant to life than the parts that are too deep for words.
That’s why participation in the arts at school–be it band, choir, orchestra, art, theater, creative writing, or dance, is linked with greater student resiliency and engagement, better grades, and better attendance.
As with athletic programs that engage students in whole-body activities and help bond them with groups, school arts programs may seem like “frills,” but that is wrong.
They speak to the very core of what it is to be human, and open paths for greater, deeper learning.
IMAGE: Many thanks to designer Lonnie King for this perceptive quote, rendered as a memorable image.