Arts Education

Benefits of Music Therapy

Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute. Researchers have found that music therapy provides a diversion from negative feelings and helps manage the pain of not only adults, but of children with developmental, physical, behavioral, and neurological disabilities.

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Dwight School Dubai expands student excellence with super campus

Dwight School in New York, the flagship campus of a global network of leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools, is opening of Dwight School Dubai in fall 2018. The new school ― the first Dwight School in the Middle East ― will share a “super campus” totaling nearly one million square feet with Brighton College UK and the Center of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and the Arts in the heart of Dubai, creating a world-class educational destination for up to 4,000 students combined.

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Technology use almost universal for children under six

A national survey of technology use by children under age six indicates that an overwhelming 85 percent of parents allow their young children to use technology in the home. More than three quarters of parents surveyed said they use technology along with their children on a daily basis for up to two hours with television, tablets, smartphones and computers the most frequently used. Overall, 15 percent of parents said their young children do not have access to technology in the home.

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Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

No matter whether you’re a child or an adult, when you listen to music, your brain becomes more engaged and active. However, when you play an instrument, your brain gets more of a “full body workout,” according to studies. In the video below, Anita Collins (TED ED) explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play. The video also examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. These benefits can have a huge impact on a child’s life as they learn to play from an early age.

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Arts Equals Success

Arts education is often the first curriculum to be cut in schools. Research shows that arts increases learning and achievement in schools and develops thinking skills and capacities key to the workforce. All around, arts can help lead better lives. The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) has detailed the many benefits of arts education.

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15 year old creates personalized children’s book

A 15-year-old Greater Manchester, England schoolgirl has created a concept personalized children’s book where each story is unique to the child’s name. Available in 23 countries, Nicole Warriner’s book has a strong international appeal.

Behind the Magic Door, by Warriner, will take readers on a beautiful, personalized adventure to rescue the letters of their

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Kenya has literacy program

The program is part of the country’s Digital Literacy Program which will impact more than 695,000 students nationwide.

Kenyan schools are providing a high-quality learning environment for their students in technology-led teaching and learning with NetSupport’s classroom management software, NetSupport School. The learning software comes pre-installed on over 695,000 education devices as part of the Digital Literacy Program in Kenya. A Ministry of Education-led initiative, it aims to place free technology into the hands of primary school pupils across the country to educate them using the benefits of computer-led learning.

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