Changing the world one student at a time.
My focus for teaching and learning is inspired by and grounded in the core practice and design principles of Expeditionary Learning as a model for engaged multi-tiered learning and in critical literacy, hands-on, art-infused, placed-based strategies that meet the needs of all learners regardless of language, learning or behavioral challenges.
I am an artist, constructivist-reading teacher, and special education teacher by training and a social-reconstructivist and bibliophile by nature. I believe that multi-sensory learning and place-based teaching fosters the capacities needed for a successful, purposeful, and joyful life, ignites an intrinsic passion for learning, and inspires responsibility for self, community, and the world. My social-reconstructivist pedagogy emphasizes and addresses social questions and strives to create a better society and worldwide democracy. Reconstructionist educators focus on a curriculum that highlights social reform as the aim of education. I believe that when children (or an adult’s inner-child) get smarter and/or healthier, the world becomes a better place. See my blog, “One Social Re-constructivist’s Journey on the Road to Building a More Just and Ecologically Resilient World” to read more about this.
Our latest blog posts
Where’s My Creative Muse?
I recently got an email and maybe you got my email that asked, " Have two years of pandemic living silenced your Inner Muse? Has the continuous need for flexibility zapped your inspiration? Has the relentless uncertainty left you [...]
What is Expressive Arts and the Open Studio?
You can only learn about your creativity through your own experience of it. ~ Shaun Mc Niff You might be wondering what an Expressive Arts (ExA) Open Studio Is? You might even be wondering what the expressive arts are! [...]
Yes, please! Let’s Ring Out the Old and Ring in the New!Sasha Roberts-Levi
Expressive Arts, which utilizes more than one art process in a session, sometimes uses poetry, visual arts, clay, movement, sound, guided meditation, and breathwork. I like to include poetry in my expressive arts workshops, online open studios, and face-to-face classes [...]
On Art Education … three wise souls and the rest of us …Sasha Roberts-Levi
"Educators and administrators cannot justify giving the arts an important position in the curriculum unless they understand that the arts are the most powerful means of strengthening the perceptual component without which productive thinking is impossible in every field of [...]
The Art of Education, Resilience and School ReformSasha Roberts-Levi
I am worried about my students and their families. I have been for a long time. Over the last two decades of my teaching career, I have experienced "the change" - in the way we "do" school, in the [...]
Cultural Humility and Creativity and Learning in the Years 2017 – 2029Sasha Roberts-Levi
One Social Re-constructivist’s Journey On the Road to Building a More Just & Ecologically Resilient World Sasha at the Detroit Riverfront I consider myself a social-reconstructivist artist, educator, and curriculum designer. Many people ask me what I mean [...]