Rewriting the Stigma of Mental Illness | Paige Freeman | TEDxYouth@SAS

Rewriting the Stigma of Mental Illness | Paige Freeman | TEDxYouth@SAS,
Although sometimes not apparent, mental disorders are more common than we think. As a person struggling with multiple mental disorders, Paige Freeman vividly illustrates the consequences they have on everyday life, the stigmas society places on mental illness, and speaks out about her own experience for the first time.

Paige moved from Brooklyn to Singapore in 2006, where she has attended the Singapore American School for the past nine years. She has not yet uncovered her ultimate goal in life, and is just fine with that. However, she does have some problems she’d like to fix along the way. She enjoys writing, making art, and singing — in 2013, she sang a solo at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Paige is partial to rainy afternoons and listening to good music.

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Learning through music and art: Doug Goodkin at TEDxConejoSalon

Learning through music and art: Doug Goodkin at TEDxConejoSalon,
Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education. He is currently in his 38th year at The San Francisco School, teaching children between three years old and eighth grade. He also has trained teachers having in 39 countries worldwide. teaches regularly at The Orff Institut in Salzburg, directs The San Francisco Orff Certification Course and teaches his own course on Jazz and Orff Schulwerk throughout the world. He is the author of eight books and has an ongoing blog titled “Confessions of a Traveling Music Teacher.” Doug is particularly known for connecting the principles of Orff Schulwerk to a wider world of practices and ideas—jazz, world music, poetry, school community-building, brain research, human health and culture, social justice and more. His work has been described as ” a long, earnest and continuing struggle to present music of integrity in a way that affirms our collective humanity.

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The Importance of Arts Education

The Importance of Arts Education,
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Why is an arts education important?
– The importance of arts education is reflected biblically. From the beginning of Scripture, we learn of God as Creator. We are created in His image, so we are creative by nature. Our job is to reflect Him in our output.
– “The arts are very influential to us today,” Lori shares. Aspects of the arts are all around us, impacting our life.
– The arts help children develop academically and can help students prepare to secure jobs.
– Most importantly, though, because children are heavily influenced by the arts, they need to understand that influence.

How can an arts education be practically incorporated into a homeschool setting?
– Have creative outlets available around the home.
– Seek out some of the many resources available to homeschoolers locally and online.

Discernment is essential when seeking resources.
In the New Testament, Paul admonishes us to “be in the world, not of it.” We must train our children to be fully equipped to interact with the world. The safest place to teach them is at home, but we must take care to introduce information in an age-appropriate manner.

For More Information
– Explore these blog posts about arts education:
– Check out these fine arts resources on HEDUA Reviews:

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