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August 19, 2021
Cally Flox describes the leadership principles applied in the BYU ARTS Partnership that you can use to elevate your leadership in your workplace.
April 21, 2021
Die-hard lover of the arts, actor, playwright of over 50 plays, director of over 200 productions, producer, and mentor: these are roles that Teresa Love fills as she works in theatre and mentors teachers who, in turn, bring theat
April 13, 2021
During the fall of 2019, I had the privilege of filming several elementary education majors enrolled at the McKay School as they completed projects in the BYU Arts Bridge program.
April 6, 2021
Home to Brigham Young University’s McKay School of Education is what most people think of when they hear talk of the David O. McKay Building on campus. But there is more to it than that, ever since 2019 when the David O. McKay
April 6, 2021
by Christy Bryant Nielsen(Inspired by my mentor, Janet Sant) I could have been a dancerperforming on a giant stage.Moving to the m
March 23, 2021
Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to explore how Utah women have impacted their communities, the state, and in some cases, the nation as a whole. One such woman is Mae Timbimboo Parry who dedicated her life to truth-t
March 16, 2021
After comparing and contrasting play spaces, I hope students learn how various playgrounds unite children all around the world in their intrinsic need for play.
March 9, 2021
Dancer, mathematician, educator, arts integrator, and BYU ARTS Partnership leadership team member Heather Francis is passionate about advocating for the arts for children. When Heather hears the stories of individuals who were tr
March 2, 2021
I like a bargain! When I get the biggest bang for my buck, a delightful feeling springs up inside of me. This is a personality trait that has stuck with me over the years. Getting the biggest bang for your buck is a mantra I live
February 23, 2021
We all encounter challenges in an uncertain world. Each one of us is unique, with distinctly different brains and bodies, developed in diverse environments; accordingly, the challenges we each face, and our solutions to them, are
February 16, 2021
Jennifer Purdy has seen firsthand how art changes lives. Now, Jennifer is helping to change more lives by mentoring educators who are bringing the arts to their students. Jennifer is a BYU ARTS Partnership leadership team member,
February 9, 2021
Watching the Native American Hoop Dance is an experience that sticks with you. Maybe a Native American group visited your school or you witnessed the dance at a cultural event. Whatever the case, those moments make a lasting impre
February 2, 2021
“The arts make the world worth living in and help define purpose.”   Cindy Clark, BYU ARTS Pa
January 26, 2021
In my work with the National History Day (NHD) program, I have witnessed the transformative power of relevancy in student learning. So often our students report that they didn’t think history was relevant in their lives… until
January 21, 2021
The start of the new year is a great chance to hit the reset button. As we move forward, let’s pause to contemplate how we as educators can examine our complicity in perpetuating stereotypes and, in response, activate empath
January 15, 2021
What Is M ‘art’ ch Madness?Do you know anyone between age 5 and 18 who would love to win a pair of AirPods? That’s what K-12 students may win by entering our M’art’ch Madness competition! Sponsored b
January 12, 2021
My last blog post was centered around laying a foundation for good classroom management that targeted all Tier 1 students. If you missed that post, read it
December 18, 2020
The Power of a Name: There were so many benefits to simply learning student's names that I would implore future arts bridge sch
December 15, 2020
I am a Dance Education major and this semester I taught sixth graders at Brookhaven Elementary. During my time at Brookhaven I saw a couple of different teachers and classrooms, as I rotated classrooms every couple of weeks. Becau
December 15, 2020
My name is Deanna Nielson. I am an Art Education major, and I will be completing my student teaching next semester and plan to grad
December 15, 2020
I had the privilege of being a dance Arts Bridge Scholar at Brookhaven Elementary school for the past couple of months. I was nervous about teaching kids by myself, as this was my first experience doing so. I quickly learned from
December 8, 2020
WARNING! WARNING!! RED ALERT!!! Winter break is approaching. Be prepared for classroom parties, students missing your class, whole classes missing your class, quarantined students missing your class, and the inevitable rise in beh
December 3, 2020
National events during this difficult year evidence a need for better models of civil dialogue and respectful communication to solve the complicated issues we face. How can each of us reach across the aisle to shift the direction
December 1, 2020
The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku is gaining traction across Western cultures. Shinrin means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” Forest bathing, or soaking in the atmosphere of nature through ou
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