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Jaime Escalante - Finger Math

 Subject: General | Arts: Drama/Theatre
     An arts-based strategy used for summarizing which may include the skill of compare/contrast.
I Am A Bee
 Subject: General | Arts: Drama/Theatre
     Poem or rhyme with two or more people depicting important similarities and differences.
 Subject: General | Arts: Drama/Theatre
     A "human photograph" or moment frozen in time. This strategy helps student clarify thinking, note details and remember information.
Human Paragraph
 Subject: General | Arts: Movement
     The Human Paragraph uses student volunteers in the front of the room to represent the sentences for writing a paragraph. As more students (ideas) are added the paragraph develops depth and details.
Vocabulary Dance
 Subject: General | Arts: Movement
     Vocabulary Dance is a strategy where each person creates a dance movement for each one of the words they have on their card. The movement and repetition assist with remembering the word and its� definition.
 Subject: General | Arts: Music
     Money, Money , Money with the Rondo Ostinato Strategy
Human Math Problem
 Subject: Math | Arts: Movement
     This strategy uses students to create a human subtraction problem. Students will represent place value. Students will stand on �math board� to set up their problem.
 Subject: Math | Arts: Movement
     A strategy for learning multiples in order to memorize multiplication tables. The process includes incorporating music and creative movements.

Arts-Based Strategies:  Instructional Strategies and Formative Assessment Strategies.  When they are blended their power is multiplied!

The Instructional Power of Specific, Kind, and Process-Focused student feedback to other students

256 Formative Assessment Strategies, including some very useful Arts-based Strategies: Create Something, Extension, Doodle It, *Text Rendering, Exit 3-2-1, Back Channel, Photos to Assess Learning, *Create a Video, *Teach Younger Kids, Answer the EQ, Make Predictions, *Self-Assessment

Many, many, Theater or Drama-Based Strategies

60 Formative Assessment Strategies...Many are Arts-Based.

Storytelling: Why it might be a key Arts-Based Strategy

Please see:

The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development, by Bobby & Sherry Norfolk

The Storytelling Classroom, by Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson and Diane Williams

Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom, by  Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson and Diane Williams, editors.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch .

 Why does this happen?   Do we tell ourselves 'stories' as a way to remember?

"Rather than the centerpiece of prosecution, witness testimony should be viewed more like trace evidence, scientists say, with the same fragility and vulnerability to contamination.

Why is a witness’s account so often unreliable? Partly because the brain does not have a knack for retaining many specifics and is highly susceptible to suggestion. “Memory is weak in eyewitness situations because it’s overloaded,” said Barbara Tversky, a psychology professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York. “An event happens so fast, and when the police question you, you probably weren’t concentrating on the details they’re asking about.”

Hundreds of studies have cataloged a long list of circumstances that can affect how memories are recorded and replayed, including the emotion at the time of the event, the social pressures that taint its reconstruction, even flourishes unknowingly added after the fact.

While most of us tend to think memory works like a video recorder, it is actually more like a grainy slide show. Lost details, including imaginary ones, often are added later. One of the earliest and more famous experiments to demonstrate that memories are malleable was conducted by Elizabeth Loftus, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine, and an early pioneer of witness memory research.

In a 1974 study published in The Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, she asked participants to view films of fender-benders in which no car windows or headlights were broken. Later, the subjects who were asked how fast the cars were going when they “smashed” into each other — as opposed to “hit” — were more likely to report speeding and describe shattered glass they never actually saw.

November 28, 2011 The Certainty of Memory Has Its Day in Court


The Certainty of Memory has its Day in Court by Laura Beil - NY Times

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