As an Artist educator at Windham High School and Goodwin last year, I was able to use film and the students viewed themselves taking part in mindfulness, poetry and movement exercises. They learned much by watching themselves, and were intrigued by their own movements, how they learned so differently from others. Knowing yourself helps to bring new insight into learning and learning about others.

One of my students came into class with a severe headache. After class (at Windham High) he said it no longer was plaguing him. He ended up winning chess matches as well he told me after practicing some of the techniques and then watching himself and others do so on video.

I witnessed first hand how students filming each other and themselves can be valuable tools.

 

Linda Peck
TEACHING ARTIST AFLCT
M.ED now at Plymouth State University Mindfulness and Arts Integration