We have learned to take care of ourselves and one another in these years of the pandemic. We have gone through stages of cocooning and metamorphosis. Our Habla 2022 Winter Institute celebrated the theme of Releasing the Imagination and Learning to Fly. We will worked from beautiful children's books, connect texts to our personal stories, and represent ideas through stories, movement and visual arts.
Our visual arts focus was the art of Doodling. Do you know that “doodling,” according to the Harvard Medical School, can actually improve your memory and attention? At this year’s Winter Teacher Institute, Summit and Habla collaborated once again in person bringing a whole new set of arts integration strategies focused on, you guessed it — DOODLING! We learned a host of approaches for bringing doodling to the classroom from individual activities that relax students, to doodling techniques for teaching content, to large-scale, community doodles that can fill a wall of our classrooms.
What are the tools and processes we can use to release our imagination?
When is a time you learned to fly? Who has helped you to fly?