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"The habit of mind, the habit that will outlive our moments in the classroom and continue to teach students throughout their reading and writing lives, is the point." (p. 17) Wondrous Words, Katie Wood Ray. Art Teachers, Artists Habits, Art Lessons, Teaching, Texas Art, Habits Of Mindfulness, Art Room, Visual Art, Art Education
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Many times, art teachers defend art education by saying that it raises test scores, keeps kids in school, or improves student performance in "core" academic areas. This may all be true, but the visual arts teach important "habits of mind" that can't be learned in traditionally "core" academic areas.
Habits of Mind...common sense is like any other skill and familair patterning in thinking, being and doing make not have encouraged critcial thinking or common sense. This chart presents different "mind habits" to heighten awareness about conditioned thinking.