Importance of Arts in the Classroom, Author Jessica Day George
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 8
- Apr 23, 2016 6:00 pm
- 28:17 mins
Importance of the Arts in the Classroom (2:29) Rachel welcomes Scott Flox, who has been teaching elementary school for 40 years. Flox believes in bringing the arts into the classroom every day. He has observed that when you focus on the arts first, test scores go up. Jessica Day George (13:07) Rachel also visits with Jessica Day George, bestselling author of many children’s books including “Dragon Slippers” and the “Castle Glower” series. Jessica talks about her book, “Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow,” an adaptation of the Norwegian Fairy Tale, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” and the process she went through to write it. Why Reading is Fun (24:24) Finally, we hear from children at Canyon Crest Elementary School \[WEB LINK: http://provo.edu/schools/canyon-crest-elementary/\\] in Provo, Utah, talking about why they think reading is fun.