Monday, June 23, 2014
NPR: To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym
The specials are soooo important to students, especially those who excel in art, music, or physical /sports activities. Specials don't necessarily give students a break from the 3r's as mentioned in the last sentence of the recording. Instead the specials give the brain a chance to reconfigure. More brain breaks most likely will awaken neurons that may have be idling or waiting for action. Why can't more art, music, and physical activities be included/integrated with academics! This might assist some students with engaging in academic areas which are either uninteresting or a struggle for some students.