Thursday, May 31, 2012
Pilobolus is a dance company known for their unusual, creative, intensely complicated, collaborative movements. The students learned from dance instructors how to work together to move, to play - energetically, and teamwork. The students also learn how to improvise as soloists and as a team. The students also learn an invaluable lesson of being able to express themselves in a manner that has an impact on other areas of their life. The perseverance they use to see a project through to the end. It was lovely to see the students not only go through the various exercises they experienced, but also to reflect on the experience and the new acquaintances made during the series. Hearing the students articulate their thoughts about how the process of exploring movement was an avenue for them to become more assertive, or more confident, or just tap into a deeper source of energy and creativity was eye opening.
Friday, May 25, 2012
here to see a little clip of the music.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
here to check out the announcement on New York 1. Check out the announcement on the DOE website. Click here. Check out the announcement in the Staten Island Advance. Click here. One could say it's a pretty big deal and the ultimate recipients - the students of McKee High School and Staten Island Tech.
Monday, May 14, 2012
here to see them. This is the first time the students used the ShowMe APP. Think of ShowMe as transforming the iPAD into an interactive whiteboard, a recorder, and an image storage site. The excitement is in how the students combine those three elements. I invite you to click here to see the different ShowMe videos.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
here.The students and teachers came back elated from the day's events. Hard to believe that just 5 years ago no one wanted to hear the words "peer mediation." Now "peer mediation" is a tent pole in the process of conflict resolution that is a credible step in addressing bullying and teen violence.