The data indicated a positive trend and improvement in most areas. The pilot program also offered us many wonderful surprises. Teachers found that using the program helped them gain useful insights into student behavior, see the depth of impact our current educational system is having on our youth and how something as simple as this exploratory art program can make a difference.
“…As a teacher, I experienced many benefits from the ICWIB program. The program gave me a way to talk to the students about their lives and feelings in a non-threatening way. It gave me a way to show them that their personal well-being is important to me…Some of the more difficult students showed their vulnerability in a way I would not have been able to see otherwise. I was (also) able to better understand just how much our educational system has limited students’ ability to think for themselves….”