Inventors rely on the connections between emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual experiences.

We should feel and know and learn about what happens.
You can be amazed by the process.

Lois, age 9

Children are immersed in the emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual dimensions of learning when adults…

  • organize materials within a learning environment that are aesthetically pleasing and engage the senses
  • name and appreciate a wide range of emotions
  • provide children with a range of strategies for understanding, accepting, and responding to their own and others’ emotions
  • hold a strong image of children’s intellectual capacity

Teachers embrace the emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual dimensions of learning when they…

  • organize the physical environment of the classroom with attention to beauty
  • understand the social and emotional dimensions of learning
  • engage with the arts in open inquiry as professionals
  • practice teacher-research that highlights the intellectual experience of children and teachers

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