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How the arts enhance education by erica zigelman

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Erica Zigelman serves as a principal for the New York City Department of Education. Over the years, Ms. Erica Zigelman has also worked as an adjunct professor for graduate programs teaching leadership classes. Erica Zigelman also served as a literary coach and Teacher Center Mentor.

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How the arts enhance education by erica zigelman

  1. 1. HOW THE ARTS ENHANCE EDUCATIONBy Erica Zigelman
  2. 2. HOW THE ARTS ENHANCE EDUCATIONErica Zigelman serves as a principal for theNew York City Department of Education.Over the years, Ms. Erica Zigelman has alsoworked as an adjunct professor for graduateprograms teaching leadership classes. EricaZigelman also served as a literary coach andTeacher Center Mentor.
  3. 3. HOW THE ARTS ENHANCE EDUCATIONIn many schools throughout the country, artsprograms are given secondary priority. Withdecreased budgets and lowered funds, theseprograms are often the first to go. However,the arts enrich the educational experienceand provide real benefits to a learning childin multiple ways.
  4. 4. HOW THE ARTS ENHANCE EDUCATIONFor example, it has been shown that thebrain is composed of intricate neuralpathways that are dedicated purely toattention. When focusing attention on playingan instrument or learning a new skill, such aspainting, these attention networksstrengthen, and in turn enhance, cognition.
  5. 5. HOW THE ARTS ENHANCE EDUCATIONIn fact, a direct cause-and-effect relationshiphas been found between cognition and artseducation. When there is an increase in arttraining, IQ scores increase by a calculablepercentage. While the study of thisrelationship has only begun, we cannot denythat exposure to such an education providesbenefits far past learning the art form itself.

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