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Maggie Leysath

  • Professor of Art Education
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Lamar University (2015)
With over two decades in the teaching field, Dr. Maggie Leysath has taught in secondary public and private schools as well as the university level. Leadership from the classroom is the focus of her career. Of central interest is how the arts impact education and how they can be incorporated more completely to better expand education for all learners. The arts provide the proving ground for such ideas as arts integration, educational constructivism, and community based educational practices. Dr. Leysath employs these practices in the classroom and her research in order to provide space enough for innovation and creativity in the educational opportunities available to students of all ages.

Recommended Reading List

This is a place to begin for teachers who are creative and innovative at heart.

Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland

The Courage to Create by Rollo May

Imagine Inventing Yellow by M.C. Richards

Centering In Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by M. C. Richards

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking by Katherine M. Douglas and Diane B. Jaquith

The Element by Ken Robinson

Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson

Creative School by Ken Robinson

The Having Wonderful Ideas by Eleanor Duckworth

Education Through Art by Herbert Read

Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim

Releasing the Imagination by Maxine Greene

Art as Experience by John Dewey

The Arts and the Creation of Mind by Elliot Eisner

The Kinds of School We Need by Elliot Eisner

Philosophy of Art Education by Edmund Burk Feldman

Shop Class as Soul Craft by Matthew B. Crawford

Renaissance in the Classroom by Gail Burnaford, Arnold Aprill and Cynthia Weiss

Becoming An Art Teacher by Jane K. Bates

Studio Thinking by Lois Hetland

Studio Thinking 2 by Lois Hetland

The Age of Insight by Eric Kandel