Effective education is a synergy between the teacher, the student, and the content. Storytelling and experiential learning leads to innovation, invention, and content retention.
[Cleaster Cotton teaching kindergarten students, using storytelling and The ALNUGE (Alphabets Numbers Geometrics) Method (Visual Language) to enrich learning and communication skills during their module on Global Transportation.]
“When teachers have fun teaching, children have fun learning.”
The closer the learning modality is to real life experience, the more effective the learning, and the more lasting the effects. Learning becomes fun and assessment is simplified.
It is in the best interest of children to urge them to use their imaginations and acknowledge them for thinking outside of the box. It is essential and productive to allow our children time to ponder and dream. It is beneficial, to their maturation process, to receive positive reinforcement from parents, teachers, and mentors when they explore and express (creatively, intellectually, and practically) that which they have not seen before.
Kind, caring words and gestures go a long way in developing healthy, happy, progressive children with a positive self-image and high self-esteem.
It is the birthright of our children to be provided the necessary tools for a successful life in their family, community, and in the fast-paced, competitive global community and economy.
These basic equations are essential to improving race relations and the evolution of global progression.
Children who receive the ‘green light’ to innovate, and who have mentors that urge them to be original thinkers, feel safe enough to become inventive.
Cleaster Cotton ~ ALNUGE Inventor & Founder / Author / Master Teaching Artist / Cultural Conservationist / Child Advocate
“Innovative learning brings boundless possibilities.”
“CODE GAMES AND PUZZLES ~ The ALNUGE Method” (Volume 1) (c) 2015 by Cleaster Cotton
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Cleaster Cotton promotes holistic self-discovery and growth through the arts. Her approach to education is to create a secure, stimulating, and fun, environment where children grow when they feel safe enough to open up to unconventional, interactive learning techniques.
Cotton has served:
- North Carolina University Asheville (UNCA)
- LEAF Community Arts (LEAF)
- Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS)
- High Museum of Art
- Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
- Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA)
- Fulton County School Arts Program
- Westchester County Youth Bureau – Youth Service Agencies Training
- Yonkers Board of Education, Art Teachers’ Conference
- Police Department, Yonkers, NY
- Mount Vernon Board of Education
- Mount Vernon Youth Bureau
- Mount Vernon Police Department
- Decatur, Georgia Department of Recreation
- Parklane School District
- City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs
- Suny Purchase, Early Childhood Development
- United Way of Westchester and Putnam/ Westchester Community Foundation
- Creating Pride
- The Learning Institute
- New Rochelle School District
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