Question 1
Training in any of the arts—such as music, dance or theater—strengthens the brain’s attention system, which results in improved cognition and attention.That being said, if each of us can find an art that “works” for us and we stick with it, the research is also saying that we will be more attentive and engaged resulting in higher intelligence. This then supports the idea that the arts truly need to be integrated into every lesson plan/ unit that a teacher creates.

Question 2
That being said, if each of us can find an art that “works” for us and we stick with it, the research is also saying that we will be more attentive and engaged resulting in higher intelligence. This then supports the idea that the arts truly need to be integrated into every lesson plan/ unit that a teacher creates.
Inadvertently, educators may be undermining their students’ ability to focus and self-regulate.

Question 3
Through repetition of a certain concept in different modalities (arts, movement, etc), students are able to acquire knowledge. Repetition is key for students to master material. However, repetition does not have to mean drill and kill.
Guided practice until mastery is a key piece in training students for success. By introducing concepts repeatedly through different modalities and through integration with the arts, students master content and skills.

All in all this grouped focus on research showing Arts of any type will improve cognition and attention and that it takes a lot of practice to master material.