The Right Brain Initiative


Arts-based Instruction: Sparkling smiles, Genuine laughter, and Recharging engagement

January 11th, 2019 by The Right Brain Initiative View

By Mariam Higgins, Sinead Kimbrell, Shannon McClure, and Ashley Renfrew Since 2008, The Right Brain Initiative shares highly effective instructional strategies based on the arts with educators through professional development. Historically, teachers would attend Right Brain training where theater, dance, and visual arts “games” were paired with language arts, social studies and science lessons. Teachers […]

All Gratitude

November 21st, 2018 by The Right Brain Initiative View

Dear Right Brain Super Hero, During this season of thanks, we can’t help but reflect on the plethora of things we are grateful for! As such, we invite all of you to join us in celebrating our TOP three game-changing reflections of gratitude!: Hundreds of phenomenal K-8 educators  In 2018, 1,754 teachers have used the arts to inspire 29,630 […]

Presenting: The Northwest Teaching Artist Network!

May 7th, 2018 by Sarah Deal View

The Right Brain Initiative, along with Caldera, The Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, Walters Cultural Arts Center, and Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington are excited to announce the formation of a new network to support local teaching artists! The Northwest Teaching Artist (NWTA) Network was developed in response to the […]