I want to incorporate Visual Thinking Strategies to provide ways to jump start processes within biology lessons to think deeply and apply it. This will allow students to meet the core standards of thinking skills that are necessary to transfer from lesson to lesson, oral and written language literacy, visual literacy, and collaborative interactions among peers. I like the idea that art enables students to use existing visual and cognitive skills to develop confidence and experience, learning to use what they already know to figure out what they don't; they are then prepared to explore other complex subject matter alone and with peers. It is nice to see a bridge between almost every subject matter correlate with art and the variety of strategies it has to along with it.
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I really like how you have figured out how to incorporate art with a difficult subject - biology. I think that art really grasps the attention of a lot of students, and in a tough subject such as biology, some students are hard to connect with. Using art to do so would be another way to help bridge the gap with those students. This seems like something that a lot of biology teachers would be hesitant to do, and seeing that you are willing to try something new and unfamiliar will make you stand out amongst other biology teachers.