Learning That Lasts a Lifetime: The Transforming Power of the Arts in the Lives of Children (Paperback)

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Imagine you could trace back 10, 20, 30, 40 years to the defining moments that taught you how to handle the roller coaster of life. That's exactly what authors Ron and Reina Bolles, along with 115 of their former students and colleagues, have done in Learning That Lasts a Lifetime. Through a compelling series of powerful testimonies, the importance of arts education unfolds before your eyes. Think of this book as a mash-up of Glee and Chicken Soup For The Soul that takes a peek at the human side of "21st Century Readiness" for today's students. The back-stories, anecdotes, and lessons learned by students involved in one of the oldest show choirs on the West Coast illuminate what really matters in our schools. Regardless of their life paths, these people all found value in what they did in their high school choir and are applying it daily in their lives. Discover for yourself why these passionate and enlightening stories and thoughts transcend all types of arts classes in educational settings across the nation.

"The most intelligent people I've met throughout my life have had a background in the arts."
-Matthew Ferguson

"Having an artistic outlet has helped me to be a more creative engineer and mathematician and has helped me relate to my students who have interests outside of my chosen career field."
-Michelle Breaux

"English and math may be the flesh and bone, but art is the heart."
-Janna Kefalas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432775926
ISBN-10: 1432775928
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2011
Pages: 354
Language: English