Empathy and the Arts
What is empathy? Why is it so important, especially today? How can the arts foster empathy?
- Three types of empathy defined
- Strategies to practice self-empathy explored
- Strategies to teach empathy through the arts to any audience
- A call to action to build a more empathetic society in order to save our humanity
Social and Emotional Learning
Why social and emotional learning is more important now than ever before:
- Mental Health Crisis
- Prevent burnout
- Focus on identifying, understanding, and learning how to regulate emotions
- Practice mindfulness
- Learn how to listen and listen to learn
- Explore strategies to improve relationships through love
How do we create a strong, healthy, and happy community?
- Focus on the individual vs. the role
- Get to know each other deeply
- Focus on strengths
- Play together
- Be open and vulnerable
- Foster a sense of calm
- Invite the community in
Ever feel stressed or over-whelmed in the classroom or beyond? Want to lead meetings where others are focused and fully present?
- Learn non-verbal cues to captivate a room with love
- Learn specific language to use to encourage, redirect, and remind others of expectations
- Experience role play to better understand everybody's experience
- Practice interactive modeling
- Create clear expectations
- Foster a positive environment
Ever feel like you're busy all the time? Do you feel like you just don't have time?
- Create a plan to avoid the pitfalls of time wasting while restructuring use of your time
- Ensure a more balanced and healthy lifestyle
- Start planning to make your weeks, months, and years happier, healthier, and more productive
Are you interested in making anything you're presenting resonate and stick to people's hearts and minds? The arts provide a way of processing and presenting our understandings.
- Learn hands-on visual and performing arts strategies to integrate into the classroom or audience engagement strategies
- Walk away with more confidence to integrate the arts into any setting
Have you wondered how to make what you're presenting more interactive and engaging? If you're interested in people not just hearing and reading about a topic, push yourself to have others embody the work.
- Learn about the tenets of educational theatre
- Experience tableaux and thought-tracking
- Delve into process drama
- Learn how to utilize teacher-in-role across subject areas to engage students more deeply in the material
Do you want to engage your audience and hook them in? Do you want to simply inform or move others to action? Do you want to feel more confident when you speak in front of an audience?
- Become a master of storytelling
- Map out your story
- Redesign your slides to support you (not the other way around!)
- Discover powerful body language and vocal techniques to enhance your presentations
- Hook your audience
- Discover the secrets to take control over your presentations, don't let them control you!
Assessment and the Arts
As arts educators, teaching artists, and/or classroom teachers, we often wonder about the best ways to assess students in the arts. To what extent should we focus on process or product? Where do we begin?
This workshop addresses:
This workshop addresses:
- How do I properly and fairly assess the students in the arts?
- How do I hold my students accountable for the work they do?
- How do I make my expectations clear?
- What’s the difference between - and when might I use - a rubric, a checklist, informal assessment, summative assessment, formal assessment, exit tickets, reflections, self-assessment, and peer-assessment?
- How do I come up with a grade that meets standards and/or skills I want students to master?