1. CREATIVITY IS KEY.
The world is a big place. Creativity is the fingerprint of the human spirit, which gives us all a unique and personal way of relating to this world of ours. This should be embraced and cultivated, both in and out of the school house.
2. WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER
Collaboration, sharing and connecting help us all, and in the end, help our students. We don’t believe in going through life with a closed fist. As Maya Angelou so famously stated, “You can’t use up creativity” and as we often remind ourselves, “there’s more where that came from”. We are passionate about honoring intellectual property, as well as in sharing for the better good whenever we can. And we wholeheartedly believe that these two things can co-exist.
3. UPWARD SPIRALS ONLY.
There’s enough negativity in the world – there’s no need to feed into it. We are positive people who work tirelessly to solve problems and raise up what is good. That doesn’t mean that we’re all shiny unicorns and rainbows. But it DOES mean that we are professional, kind, humble and look for ways up and over the challenges that face us. If you do not fit those attributes, please move on. We do not tolerate or feed the trolls.
4. INTEGRITY MATTERS.
There is nothing as powerful as your word. We value the trust and collaboration of our community and it is important to us that we live up to our core principles. That means that we will go above and beyond to ensure what we produce is of the highest value and best quality. It also means that we respect and value all teachers, no matter their backgrounds, content areas, or perspectives.
5. SERVE FIRST
We approach our work with a servant’s heart. We are here to support K-12 teachers in successfully integrating the arts in a way that maintains the authenticity of all content areas, while showcasing the intrinsic value of the arts themselves. We work hard to provide materials and resources (free AND paid) that will help save you time and lead you to greater joy and success in the classroom. It is our pleasure to help you!