The Right Brain Initiative


Culturally Relevant Teaching with Right Brain

March 29th, 2019 by Shannon McClure View

After years of experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator, I am so pleased to be on board with The Right Brain Initiative as one of four Arts Integration Specialists working with 25 schools in the Portland area. I have seen the positive impact of Right Brain with my students first hand, and over […]

SHIFT Presents: House of the Absurd

March 4th, 2019 by Mia Braverman View

SHIFT: an experiment in fashion design is back! For newcomers, SHIFT is The Right Brain Initiative’s cornerstone fundraiser and fashion design competition. Makers of all ages and skill levels are invited to submit garments made from nontraditional and found materials. Each piece displays inventive form, style and a creative juxtaposition—shifting the materials from their original […]

Culturally Relevant Critical Thinking

February 6th, 2019 by The Right Brain Initiative View

By Mariam Higgins “Asalaam alaikum (peace be with you),” whispered politely the seventh grader in the beaded headscarf.  She had sidled up to me after her social studies teacher and I had wrapped up an arts integration lesson on Hinduism for their world religions unit using observational thinking strategy.  She shyly asked where I was from, I […]