My mission is to inspire knowledge and creativity in the minds of my students.
I expect my students to try their very best and never utter the words "I can't."
I will teach my students creative skills and challenge them with unique learning strategies that can then be used in real life applications.
Why Is Art Important?
Higher Level Thinking Skills
Benjamin Bloom (1956) developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior in learning. This taxonomy contained three overlapping domains: the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. Within the cognitive domain, he identified six levels: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hyphothesizing, and critquing.
Creative thinking involves creating something new or original. It involves the skills of flexibility, originality, fluency, elaboration, brainstorming, modification, imagery, associative thinking, Attribute listing, metaphorical thinking, forced relationships. The aim of creative thinking is to stimulate curiosity and promote divergence.
Attributes of the ARTS:
• Creative problem solving/Thinking outside the box
• Supports interpersonal relations/attitudes/emotions
• Appreciates identity/praises/supports