SAW - Science, Art and Writing ™

Horace Mann Laboratory School, Salem – March 2008

“Engaging students through art, writing and science creates a new love and respect for learning, for both the students and the teachers”.
Jilliana DeVenuto

“I learned that there are always new and exciting ways to teach children across the curriculum – another reminder of how productive and effective this approach can be”.

“I learned to teach science by using the Multiple Intelligences theory in order to reach all learners.  Science can, in fact, incorporate art, poetry and hands-on learning”.

“I learned that ‘scientific’ images can not only be very beautiful but inspirational, and generate children’s creative work in art and poetry”.

“The scientist and the poet each practice intense observation”.

“I learned that science can be fun and exciting”.

“I learned that the SAW curriculum/theory, etc. can be applied to any discipline, in my current high school Language Arts program or in an ESL program.  Very effective!”

“The idea of the SAW project puts the very term interdisciplinary  into practice.  Teachers should never say they don’t have enough time to get everything accomplished – by taking the info from the SAW project you will have more time to teach!”

“This was a great presentation from which I learned that you can be creative and engaging regardless of the subject you teach.  I was never interested in science and never have been, but after this presentation, I think I like it.  Excellent job”.

“Science can expand kids’ imaginations and help them make connections to other subject areas”.

“Science, math, art and English, all very diverse subjects, do not have to be mutually exclusive.  All can be taught simultaneously, interchangeably, not only to make learning more fun but to broaden horizons and open doors”.