Happier in 5 Minutes
Mar 16, 2015
In this talk, Ida engaged the audience in a laughter yoga session. Like she says, laughter yoga is forcing oneself to laugh, and the silly, forced laughter becomes real laughter that gets blood flowing and endorphins released into the body.
a three-part series about the intersection of education and the arts.
Part I: Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance
April 16, 2013 http://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/176671432/creative-classes-an-artful-approach-to-improving-performance
if test scores do improve at these schools, should the credit go to the arts? Child psychologist Ellen Winner says no.
“We could not find any studies that convinced us that there was a causal link between teaching the arts and performance on test scores,” Winner says.
“And we thought that this made a lot of sense because the kinds of thinking skills and habits of mind that students learn when they study the arts are a far cry from what’s tested on multiple-choice, standardized tests.”
James Catterall, a psychologist and director of the Centers for Research on Creativity in Los Angeles, says the simple answer is that if society, business and education demands creativity, then we need to know when it’s happening