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The Case For Classical, Courtesy Of Ben Folds

Ben Folds has had a wide-ranging career. He's best known for his pop-rock ballads — but he's also released an a cappella record, been a judge on the TV singing competition show <i>The Sing-Off</i> and collaborated with William Shatner. Now he has another accomplishment to add to the list: a three-part …

Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts

(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — known collectively as STEM — has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with …

10 questions every educator should be asking...

I firmly believe in self-reflection as a means toward growth and development. As such, we all would benefit from an intense session of …

Hear All of Mozart in a Free 127-Hour Playlist

"You can't have Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart as your favorite composers," said conductor and San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson …

Applying Maker Education to Music

WHAT IS THE MAKER MOVEMENT?<p>The maker movement is a revival of hands-on, do-it-yourself, and do-it-with-others learning that allows students the …

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Making classical music accessible to pupils

Appreciation of music means delving into all genres, but how to help schoolchildren relate to the classics? Freelance music education consultant John …

Teachers sing ‘One Day More’ before students return to school — and it’s awesome

DES MOINES, Iowa — Teachers and staff in the West Des Moines school district broke into song during an employee meeting last week, accurately …

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Music Education and the Multiplier Effect

The value of incorporating music into a child's education cannot be understated. There is a heap of incontestable research showing that an education rich in music improves students' cognitive function and academic performance. Simply put, children learn better when music is part of their school …

Music Instruction Can Make for a Smarter Teen

(Photo: woodleywonderworks/Flickr)Many studies have emerged in recent years describing the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral benefits of music …

10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know

It's rare to hear anyone say they <i>loved</i> middle school. Even people with positive memories never tout it as the best years of their life.<p>Simply put, it's an awkward season. It's a time of constant changes, social shake-ups, swinging emotions, and intense pressures. If I've learned anything from …

How to Create a Progress Chart in Google Sheets

Flippity provides a handful of great Google Sheets templates. I've featured their Random Name Picker, Flashcard, and Jeopardy templates in the past. …

How to Share Videos Through Google Drive

Google Drive is an incredibly useful tool for storing and sharing files even if they have been created outside of the Google Apps suite. I use it to …

The PLN Matures. The Progression of the 21st Century Personal Learning Network

I’ve noticed an exciting new trend lately with personal learning networks (PLNs). <br>To date the progression of the PLN has gone something like this.<p>1) …