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Science classes won’t future-proof our children. But dance might | Christina Patterson

Science classes won’t future-proof our children. But dance might | Christina Patterson | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Focusing exclusively on science, maths and tech is misguided. Future workers will need the creativity that only the arts teach
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Focusing exclusively on science, maths and tech is misguided. Future workers will need the creativity that only the arts teach.
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DANCE HAS THE POWER TO ENGAGE, MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE - We all know this deep down. Now, science is coming to intuition's aid. Recent studies support the argument that dancing needs to be part of school, from early childhood through to teen years, and especially where high schools experience high opt-out rates from PE and traditional school sports. Read on. Then, visit us at www.danzkool.ca to learn how your charitable giving can get entire classrooms dancing.
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Why dance class is just as important as math class |

Why dance class is just as important as math class | | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson.
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Low math scores? Sign up your kids for dance class. Seriously!
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PressReader.com - Journaux du Monde Entier

Connecting People through News. All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world’s most popular newspapers and magazines. Vast selection of top stories in full-content format available for free.
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Acclaimed British researcher suggests that American kids dance more in order to get higher math scores.
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Making kids do a ‘daily mile’ misses the bigger point about fitness

Making kids do a ‘daily mile’ misses the bigger point about fitness | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
All the rage in Europe, a daily run may make educators feel good, but it doesn’t address the real causes of childhood obesity
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Learn to love physical activity -- of any kind. Healthier choices about food and exercise will arise.
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How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s goin
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The brain (and ergo, cognitive skills) really benefits from playing or making music.
So, imagine how healthy your brain is when you dance.
Has anyone done fMRI scanning of the brain of someone who's dancing or creating choreography? I'd like to know.
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CLASSROOM JOURNAL – The Daring Dozen

CLASSROOM JOURNAL – The Daring Dozen | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Twelve 6th & 7th graders took charge to include the other 48 in the class. It happened at Queen Alexandra School. Mr. Lee & Ms. Hansen asked if I could teach 12 of the keener learners to perform a special dance at their annual school play. A tall order, I thought. The double-class of 60…
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When kids learn how to connect in respectful ways, school becomes that little bit more engaging. There's nothing like a good Tango around the gym, don't you think? (Photo taken by Andrew Leung at the 'Inner-city Schools Ballroom Blitz DanzFest'.)
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10 Ways Dance Strengthens the Brain

10 Ways Dance Strengthens the Brain | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Highighting the reasons dance is an effective intervention for neurological and brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease
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Here's a quick digest of some 'brain-friendly' benefits that arise from dancing and learning to dance.
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10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying

10 Online Tools for College Students to Improve Studying | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it

This article will highlight ten of the most useful online tools that college students can use to their own studying advantage. Enjoy and learn smart!

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This is a departure from my focus on inspiring more kinetic learning during grade-school. But, having been a uni-counselor in the past, I felt it was useful to share these tips. P.S. College & uni-students should find time to move & get creative, kinetically. - tm

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


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Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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Teens, Exercise and Grades (UK)

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Associations between physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents (from a UK cohort).

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Emotion Is What Makes Students Tick

Emotion Is What Makes Students Tick | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Emotion Is What Makes Students Tick
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Pre-teens and teens live in their emotions. In later columns, I'll share stories from the classroom where a gym class of dancing results in calmer, gentler "project kids" in the rest of the school day.

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Teaching Self-Control, the American Way

Teaching Self-Control, the American Way | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Rather than emulating the strict discipline of child-rearing in other cultures, it’s more useful to consider the science of successful parenting in all countries.
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The topic of self-control is working its way back into the education vernacular. An essential trait needed throughout life, how children and youth acquire more and better self-control comes down to doing the hard work. Martial Arts, playing chess, refining motor skills, learning to dance, playing a musical instrument, and other mind-body activities that require concentration combined with both mental and physical experimentation are fine examples. 

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Why dance class is just as important as math class |

Why dance class is just as important as math class | | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Dance -- and physical activity -- should have the same status in schools as math, science and language, says Sir Ken Robinson.
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We're changing the conversation for all the right reasons. Dance Education empowers the 'whole child' to thrive in school. Dance enriched learning has been shown to train social intelligence, emotional control, physical strength and dexterity, mental capacity, cognitive flexibility, and attentional focus. Adele Diamond is a professor of Neuroscience at the Univ. of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her work in cognitive development in children gives educators and policy makers (and anyone who's a parent, for that matter) cause to re-examine budget priorities when it comes to deciding on more coding classes or arts (and sports) enriched learning.
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Science classes won’t future-proof our children. But dance might | Christina Patterson

Science classes won’t future-proof our children. But dance might | Christina Patterson | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Focusing exclusively on science, maths and tech is misguided. Future workers will need the creativity that only the arts teach
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Focusing exclusively on science, maths and tech is misguided. Future workers will need the creativity that only the arts teach.
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Peter Lovatt: 'Dancing can change the way you think'

Peter Lovatt: 'Dancing can change the way you think' | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Dancing can help with problem-solving – and researchers are looking at its effects on people with Parkinson's disease, Peter Lovatt tells Ian Tucker
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Caught in a dilemma? Think about it. Better still, dance about it.
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Danzkool's curator insight, January 25, 2017 5:11 PM
Caught in a dilemma? Think about it. Better still, dance about it.
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The Philosophy Bus

On World Philosophy Day 2015 The Philosophy Foundation worked with Transport for London and took passengers around the Capital discussing philosophical problems.…
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This clip is not strictly about dancing but it speaks to alternative learning, forming concepts, expressing ideas and engaging in debate ... not all that different from a dance-enriched learning pedagogy.
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Dancing and the Brain | Department of Neurobiology

Dancing and the Brain | Department of Neurobiology | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
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"Music stimulates the brain’s reward centers, while dance activates its sensory and motor circuits." Read on for more insights on the matter ... er, the 'grey matter'.  ;-)
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Danzkool's curator insight, January 25, 2017 5:10 PM
Music stimulates the brain’s reward centers, while dance activates its sensory and motor circuits."
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Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain? | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory held in the cerebellum.
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What's does neuro-science have to say about dancing and its benefits for cognitive development? Read this. Published by Psychology Today in 2013.
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Danzkool's curator insight, January 25, 2017 5:09 PM
What's does neuro-science have to say about dancing and its benefits for cognitive development? Read this. Published by Psychology Today in 2013.
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Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn

Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it

Here are 5 reasons why you should never stop learning. Hope this will help you to fight your fears and allow you to discover the amazing world.

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Awareness is important. Action, participation is needed. I created 'Dare-2-Dance' to reach those least likely to try new things in the classroom. It's a challenge for everyone involved ... teacher, too! 

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5 Creativity Lessons You Already Learned In Kindergarten - Huffington Post

5 Creativity Lessons You Already Learned In Kindergarten - Huffington Post | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Let's be honest: Life -- and work -- was way more simple when we were in kindergarten.

Not only did we approach the world with an unfiltered view and a resilient mind, but our creativity was at its peak when we were children.

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Dance program shows girls and math can add up

Dance program shows girls and math can add up | GetSmartDancing | Scoop.it
Aware of shortage of women in math and sciences, MIT student developed curriculum to reach girls at an age when studies show their confidence drops
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Health Benefits of Creative Dance (on children's development)

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A scientific study into how creative dance (& possibly any kind of dance that involves creative decision-making) affects the physiological an psychological wellbeing of adolescents. I'm in agreement -- been there, done that. (Reprinted with full permission from lead-author Edel Quin.)

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