fostering kids' creativity through the arts is more important than ever
As labor jobs continue to move overseas and the economy continues to scare, experts in economics and education are increasingly saying creativity is our best hope of competing in the global market. “Creativity is one of the last legal ways ...
the reinforcement power of learning through creating art
Whether or not they realize it, people of all ages benefit from art-rich lives. Especially when it comes to learning. Just ask an area art teacher about what a classroom lesson can do for enhancing other subjects. Long-time art teacher Pat Binder ...
the communication power of expression through movement
According to the National Dance Education Organization, dance helps children in four specific areas: physical development, emotional maturity, social awareness, and cognitive development. Children involved in dance classes from an ...
the literary power of music lessons
Bruce Hering, the band director at Eau Claire North High School, understands the importance of kids being involved in music at a young age.
the communication power of theater
Between the Educational Theatre Association and the American Alliance for Theater and Education, not to mention the loads of research studies out there, there’s some striking proof that involvement in theater builds communication ...
A breakdown of some unique locally practiced therapies
Massage therapy has many options to offer, from ancient styles originating in the East to more modern Western styles that incorporate body movement. Massage can be done with the hands ...
Learn fancy tricks with this fitness phenomenon
Raise your hand if you dislike going to the gym. Raise your hand if you are even less likely to go to the gym during the summer because you’d rather be outside.
How the Alexander Technique retrains you for efficiency
As I walk into Toni Poll-Sorenson’s UW-Eau Claire office, she is seated on a large, red exercise ball, perfectly poised and excited to tell me all about her passion for movement, kinesthetics, and mindfulness
Creating radiant health
Ayurveda, often called the sister science of Yoga, blends ancient wisdom with permission to trust our own intuition about our health.