Teaching Artist

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  • Lessons can be customized to work with the classroom teacher.
  • Integrative Arts Lessons can be designed to reach any Common Core or Ohio Department of Education Standard.
  • Lessons range 30-50 minutes in length.
  • Class size should be 15-45 students. Grades may need to be split to accommodate all students.
  • Lessons can happen in the classroom or in a wide open room/gym space.
  • Cost is negotiable.

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As a teaching artist Payne has given lecture demonstrations at; Gymnastikhoskolen in Viborg, Denmark; The Health and Science Ministry in Simferopol, Ukraine; Muskingum College; Malone University; The University of Akron; Walsh University; Mount Union College; and served as adjunct faculty at Kent State University Stark Campus.  She has conducted integrative classes in math, science, character development, mindfulness, diversity, and language arts through dance at The Arts Academy at Summit, Canton City Schools, Portage Collaborative Montessori School, Minerva Local Schools, Plain Local Schools, St. Mary’s, Akron Public Schools, Wooster City Schools, Green Local Schools, Holmesville Elementary, Fredricksburg Elementary, and Cloverleaf Local.

  • Math & Science Movers
    • Lessons for K-6th Grades ~ Coordinate Plane, Rotation, Translation, Reflection, Angles, Triangles, Frontal Plane, Transverse Plane, Quadrilateral, Similar & Congruent, Tessellations, Pi, Diameter, Radius, 2D & 3D, Perimeter, Surface Area, Volume, Graphs, Data Collection, Data Analysis
    • Lessons or K-2nd ~ Plane Shapes, Lines
    • Lessons for 3rd-5th ~ Scientific Method, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Air Masses & Fronts, Storms, Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, State of Matter, Lifecycle of Insect, Solar System
    • Lessons for K-2nd ~ Life Cycles
  • Mindfulness ~ Lessons for K-12
    • Testing Strategies
    • Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
    • PureMOVEMENT ~ Expressive Therapy collaborative


Ten Lessons the Arts Teach: By: Elliot Eisner, Stanford University

  1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
  2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.  One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed but change with circumstance and opportunity.   Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
  5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know.  The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
  6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.  The arts traffic in subtleties.
  7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.  All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
  8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.  When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
  9. The arts enable us to have experiences we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
  10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

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