Inwood Principal Uses Art and Music to Inspire Students
A lot of what you hear in the news is that art programs and music programs are being slashed from schools. How are you able to make it work here?
“I sort of zero in on what’s important. The arts are very important to me because as I said before, children have gifts in many areas, and it’s the job of the school to highlight them.”
DNAinfo interviews PS 278 principal Maureen Guido, who explains the importance of the arts in her curriculum. In addition to art, music, and writing classes at PS 278, the school partners with 92Y to introduce students to dance classes, as part of our Educational Outreach Programs in the Arts.
“I always look for programs that will make children happy and be successful and give them strategies for when things are a little more difficult,” she said.
“A child may not be great in [science], but if they are taking a dance class, we tie that in with science. So maybe she’ll remember something because we’re dancing the water cycle.”