In this reflective essay, Eric Booth utilizes his Habits of Mind for Creative Engagement to offer two suggestions for intensifying the impact of arts learning in schools. Booth's first suggestion redefines what artistic engagement really means and where it can contribute to creative learning. His second suggestion advocates for the use of isotonic instruction—two- to three-minute exercises that can be applied in between classes—to build up the learning muscles of creative engagement. The author shares lessons from his decades of experimentation with teachers and gives specific examples of activities he has introduced in professional development workshops.

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