Mae Jemison spoke on Ted.com about connecting and teaching the arts and sciences together.
Thank you for this message. It is necessary that this is widespread and understood. Arts are connected to all disciplines and need to be integrated, infused into all aspects of our education system. Our system is flawed and based in the wrong century.
Too many teachers want to be creative and to integrate disciplines to show the interconnectivity they posses. However, the pressures posed on we teachers prevents this from happening in its true form. All too often, we find ourselves preparing our students for the next high stakes test, when in fact, we need to teach like Muses – Inspiring our students in the Arts and Sciences!