Alex Sarian is passionate about how you can use arts subjects to help strengthen students in their core subjects. In our phone discussion, he talked about how a project in New York where, by involving students in arts education, their grades demonstrably rose in their core subjects. He is working with the ministry of education in Brazil to undertake a simmilar project there.
Although Toronto born, Alex grew up in Buenos Aires, where he graduated from an IB program there. In our discussion, he mentioned that he'd been reflecting recently on how his IB education had contributed to the direction his life has taken. I'm looking forward to hearing his views.