7-12 Music Education

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Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools

When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and …

First Day of School

Standards For Educators

7b<p>Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to …

Quick Rubric Offers an Easy Way to Create Rubrics Online

Quick Rubric is a free tool for writing, editing, and printing rubrics. On Quick Rubric you can create a rubric that is tailored to your points/ …

What’s Going On Inside the Brain When We Play Music?

Humans love music, especially when there’s repetition that catches the attention. And even though many people listen to music to relax, the brain is …

Education

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

Teaching

Creating a Thriving Middle School Orchestra Program

Creating a Thriving Middle School Orchestra Program By Wendy K. Moy, DMADirector of Choral Activities and Music EducationConnecticut CollegeNew …

Middle School

Google Classroom for the Large Ensemble

Google Classroom for the Large Ensemble Using Google Classroom to Facilitate & Streamline Ensemble Instruction By Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. Google …

This Spring Your Beginner Program Can Blossom With Five Recruitment Tips!

This Spring Your Beginner Program Can Blossom With Five Recruitment Tips! By Wendy Higdon Article originally posted on On and Off the Podium It’s …

Recruitment

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book <i>The Jazz of Physics</i> that Albert Einstein and John …

12 Good Mac Apps for Music Teachers

June 9, 2017 Below is a selection of some good Mac apps curated specifically for Music teachers. These are applications you can use to help you with …

Guitar

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

<b>16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.</i><p>In the age of blogging and …

Tools to Help You Learn No Matter Where You Are

​​​​​​Distance education — in which students learn somewhere other than a classroom or even on a campus — is growing and innovating in ways that are …

Learning

How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure

Schools are beginning to recognize that arts education is not merely a nice addition to the learning experience, but rather an important vehicle for …

Education

2018

<b>On this “Backpack” page you will find pertinent information for you and your students, including flyers and other information you can print, post,</b> …

Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers. It combats the power of advertisers, unmasks the unscrupulous and …

Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter

In the age of technology, when students use online databases for home research and when Khan Academy tutorials personalize learning, why does the …

How Does Music Education Fare in the First Round of State ESSA Plans?

On Monday, April 3, states began to submit their plans for how they will use their ESSA funding within their state boundaries. While the Every …

The hidden sides of NAEP: girls, art, and empowerment

Everyone who works in the education world—from researchers and policymakers, to teachers and school board members—is familiar with the National …

Education

1,000 Hours of Early Jazz Recordings Now Online: Archive Features Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington & Much More

David W. Niven spent his life amassing a vast record collection, all dedicated to the sounds of Early Jazz. As a kid during the 1920s, he started …

Jazz

Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

For only the third time ever, the government released today a national report card examining the knowledge, understanding and abilities of U.S. eighth-graders in visual arts and music.<p>And in many ways, the numbers aren't great, with little progress shown in most categories since the last time the …

Education

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

Imagination is often associated with childhood, but that doesn’t mean the process is simple. Conjuring images that one has never seen before is more …

The Brain

This is Your Brain on Jazz Improvisation: The Neuroscience of Creativity

It’s clear that amateur saxophonist and Johns Hopkins surgeon Charles Limb has an abiding interest in the neuroscience of creativity.<p>He’s also an …

With Medieval Instruments, Band Performs Classic Songs by The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica & Deep Purple

We’ve seen Europeans cover famous rock and metal bands in an American folk style---Finnish musicians playing AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Dio in …

A Journey To Guitarland With Maestro Armadillo – Guitar Book Review

“This is very cool stuff for kids”, according to Brian May who – just for the couple of folks who read this and perhaps don’t know who he is – plays …

Guitar

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

There are still many disagreements about how to improve the education system so that children graduate with the skills and dispositions they will …

Education

NYC's only K-12 school with music as core subject sees high outcomes

Some of New York City’s highest-performing students spend much of their time studying music. These students attend the Special Music School at …

Ukulele in Today’s Music Classroom

Ukulele in Today’s Music Classroom How the Ukele can benefit your music classroom By Nathan Cahill While there is an abundance of tutorial videos and …

Ukuleles

Musical Education: Live or Digital?

Trick question there. ALL music learning is good. However, as a teacher of both live and digital music, I wonder which is best overall? Is using a …

Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts