7-12 Music Education

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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 …

Tips

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

12 Good Mac Apps for Music Teachers

June 9, 2017<br>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 …

Pedagogy

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

2017

<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 …

Critical Thinking

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 …

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 Appalachian …

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 …

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 …

Education

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?

Does creating electronic beats on the computer give the same benefits as banging on a live drum set? Is it worth the time and struggle to make your …

Flute

Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Pedagogy

15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement

By: Terri Eichholz. Although it seems paradoxical for teachers to extrinsically motivate students to intrinsically motivate themselves, here are 15 …

Pedagogy

Ten Non-Standard Ideas About Going Back to School

I had a colleague who spent most of August sorting books into leveled baskets, going steady with the laminating machine, and running up colorful …

Teaching

8 creative classroom tech tips—from a teacher who had very little of it

School districts in the United States spend billions of dollars each year to purchase technology for the classroom, yet the lack of technology and …

Coca-Cola

Top 5 Orchestra Recruitment Tips

Top 5 Orchestra Recruitment Tips Successful Ways to Build Your Orchestra Program By Maria Stefanova Mar Orchestra recruitment is an important part of …

Orchestras