Research has shown that art and music enhance the learning process. For some people this means we need to include art and music as part of school curriculum because it enables nonlinear thinkers a place to excel. Unfortunately this kind of thinking indicates a lack of awareness of how art affects the mind and how it can have a positive impact on all learning.
When art is taught in a non-goal oriented perspective, meaning you are not focused on a specific outcome, it can bring about a calmer, more receptive state of mind. What is actually taking place is the system is moving out of the automatic and/or fight or flight response (the subconscious mind) and moving into the conscious mind. This is good, because this is where thinking, and creative problem solving takes place.
Ideally we want students to know when they are in the conscious mind and how to access this part of the mind autonomously even when they are stressed. This is because this mind state promotes learning and encourages integration of all learning information.
Over the years, teachers have noticed that the ICWIB activities calm, center and help students be more engaged, productive and successful. How is this possible? The ICWIB activities are designed to activate the conscious problem-solving mind.
So with this in mind, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE!