Teaching artists who partner with classroom teachers might want to read "Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling" by Fowler. It is our book of the day, and it comes highly recommended. Here is the link:
Also: ATA is on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-of-Teaching-Artists/45276461667
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