We’ve been back to Merida, a place where dance seems synonymous with everyday life. This time we happened to arrive in the midst of Carnaval. The parade we saw (one of 6 throughout Carnaval week) was fun, although it’s definitely not the best dance we saw this week! We tried for some other parades, but […]
Entries Tagged as 'diversity'
March 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
February 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
I posted my article “Too much to ask: dance without music” (about religious restrictions on music in a dance classroom) to a forum of fellow dance educators, and their responses were very helpful – thoughtful and well-considered! They did research and sent me links, they referenced their own context and made suggestions, they commiserated and […]
June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
Evidently my school sits in the most diverse zip code in the country! Here’s a video… No wonder it’s such a great place to work!
December 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized
Holidays in the public schools… now there’s a topic with little agreement! There are proponents for including all of them… for celebrating the most visible… for distinguishing between education & celebration… for celebrating none… There are legal opinions, personal opinions & curriculums… Many questions, but no prefect answer. When I was growing up, holiday projects […]
April 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
At the recent Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest in Washington D.C. (April 26-28), Tiffany Hinano Hill, a student at Oregon School for the Deaf, represented Oregon State. As the first contestant to use sign language to express a poem, Hill challenged the judges’ concept of Poetry Out Loud, clearly demonstrating the expressive power and […]