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Lisa Tsetse Residency at BJM

Lisa Tsetse worked with pre-K students BJM Elementary School for a long arts residency called "All in a Day," a 5 month project using  creative movement arts and literacy that the children REALLY ENJOYED and helped them with literacy (and much more) through story, dance and music.

In the words of their teachers!:

  • Many of the students who are a little behind academically excelled during these times, and others who are academically strong were pushed to challenge themselves (confidence and strength)
  • While the students responded enthusastically to their natural desire to roll, run, leap and jump - they were subtly led by Lisa to redirect and extend their skills to higher order skills like following directions, literacy, building self-control, and rhythm.  Space navigation and bodily awareness were the most amazing aspects of this year's residency. "Stage Fright" is not in their lexicon anymore.
  • Some students said they felt like they could fly.
  • This was particularly meaningful for several students who tended to be quiet and reserved and have special needs. Now they have opened up through this process and are now some of my chatiest students!