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Linda Peck M.Ed, attended Lesley University in Boston for graduate study in Arts Integration and Mindfulness and graduated with honors In Integrated Arts from Plymouth State University. Linda's background and training include dancing with the Washington Ballet, a Teaching Artist working with K-12 students and teachers through New England Foundation for the Arts, Arts for Learning, Hartford Performs, Very Special Arts, presenting Teacher Professional Developments, and a Lecturing in Universities and Colleges.

Linda is available to teach for Colleges/ Universities and Secondary education as a Teaching Artist in Residence, Master Classes, and Professional Developments.

 
 

Adjunct Lecturer

Linda Peck M.Ed. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching across disciplines from Science to Movement and Fine Arts. Linda makes innovative connections linking quantum physics, Mindfulness and Art/ Performance Art. Course teaching includes: Acting Fundamentals I, II and Advanced;  Performance in the Elementary Classroom for Teachers to Teach Curriculum;
Theatre and Medical Clowning; Mime, Commedia, Puppetry and Cartoons; Laban, Mindfulness and Tai Chi;IMPROV; Circus and Society; The Intersection of Art, Biology and Quantum Physics, and Mindfulness and Expressive Therapies College/Universities Teaching Includes:

  • Antioch University

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art

  • Dartmouth College

  • Amherst College

  • Berkshire Community College

  • Rensaeler University

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Many students wanted to transfer to Linda Pecks’ class after hearing from others about her unusual approach, using movement, music ,art and more to teach Philosophy. Linda did not allow the books to imprint knowledge on the students but through the vehicles of discussion, debate, internal exploration and more their minds were sparked, and inspired with heightened knowledge and understanding.
— Raquel Pelletier, Dean of Academics, Amherst College

Teaching Artist

As a teaching artist/presenter, Linda has a strong background in the design of nontraditional teaching techniques that combine curriculum/course requirements with arts integration.Using sensory modalities for example Mime and laban, Linda conveys knowlege and information connecting Science, Art/ Movement art, which highlights a humanities perspective through a mindfulness lens. She has received grants in support of her work from institutions for example:

  • New England Foundation for the Arts

  • Very Special Arts Connecticut

  • Arts for Learning

  • Hartford Performs

  • CREC Schools

  • Girl Scouts Leadership Program

  • The Massachusetts Cultural Council

  • The Humanities Project

  • Safe Schools Healthy

  • Institute for the Gifted and Talented

 

Your novel approach to teaching, facilitated a whole auditorium of students to participate in concepts like conformity, and prompted a dynamic class discussion of the classical philosophers, all the while laying historical groundwork.
— Richard Chrisman, Berkshire Community College (Humanities)