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We need to teach our children how to dream

We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream<p>Life is becoming increasingly less predictable. From the political …

5 Tenets of Choice

I have long believed in putting the “person” back in personalized learning. In creating engaging classroom experiences with our students as we try to …

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD

<b>7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions</b><p>Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.<p>A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and …

Emotional Intelligence -- IQ vs. EQ

There's a world of difference between book smarts and street sharps -- between braininess and savvy. The first has its place, but the second is more useful.<p>Being smart is the ability to logically think things out. Being sharp is the ability to tune into the world, to read situations, and to survive.<p>…

Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz: cellist, composer, bandleader Tomeka Reid

If you're a jazz fan in Chicago and didn't hear Tomeka Reid this year, then you clearly don't get around much anymore.<p>The remarkable cellist-bandleader-composer was ubiquitous on Chicago's stages and busy around the world. Better still, the high-profile events she played cast an overdue spotlight …

The Best Experimental Albums of 2015

Count 2015 as yet another banner year in the deep lexicon of experimental and avant-garde music where mountains of exceptional records—from both the …

Favorite Jazz Albums of 2015

<b>2. Gary Peacock Trio — Now This (ECM)</b><br>Bassist Gary Peacock, long-time member of Keith Jarrett's trio, teams up with pianist Marc Copland and Joey …

Why Carlebach tunes are perfect for Jewish Afrobeat

NEW YORK (JTA) — “Jewish Afrobeat” almost sounds like an oxymoron. In some ways, it is – Afrobeat, the groovy fusion of upbeat jazz and funk …

African Music

Best in Folk and Classical 2015

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Karen Impola and Barney Sherman to look back at some of the best things to come out …

Flute

The playlist: best folk and world music of 2015 – Xáos, Mbongwana Star and more

From English travelling songs to as thunderous Congolese-European collaboration, we continue our roundup of some of 2015’s best music<p>The Fade in Time, released back in March, was the finest folk album of the year, with Sam Lee reworking traditional songs he learned from Gypsy travellers, and …

The Music Industry's Most-Loved Albums Of All Time, Part 44

<i>This is part 44 of an ongoing series where the kind folk of the music business reveal their favourite album of all time.</i><p>Ask people in the music …

Balkan brass band Uska Kan Orkestar perform at Woodford Folk Festival despite visa dramas

One of the world's most popular Balkan brass bands nearly did not make it to the Woodford Folk Festival this year after several members of the group …

Folk Festival

Soul Jazz lines up new reggae and punk compilations for 2016

<b>London label continues archival work.</b><p><b>Soul Jazz</b> is starting 2016 with two new compilations and two key re-issues.<p>First up is a 1970s reggae …

War music: the humanity, heroism and propaganda behind Shostakovich’s Symphony No 7

Written and first performed as German forces besieged Leningrad, Shostakovich’s Symphony still echoes with the pounding rhythms of war<p>When Shostakovich played the first two movements of his <i>Seventh Symphony</i> to his friends in the besieged city of Leningrad in the summer of 1941, his performance was …

Heroism

The best classical recordings of 2015 – FREE digital magazine out now!

The ultimate guide to the best classical recordings of 2015<p>There is always going to be a demand for great music in great performances, and recorded …

Music in Tbilisi During 1870–1920

<b>Tbilisi,</b> in the middle of 19th century, was a multicultural city, where Christians (Georgians, Armenians, Russians, Greeks, Germans, etc.) Muslims …

IMSLP Petrucci Online Music Library to Introduce New Speedier Paid Service

It has been announced today that online sheet music and recordings website <b>IMSLP Petrucci Music Library</b> has introduced a new paid subscription service …

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

7 Life Hacks to Be Productive Instead of Just Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When your nose is constantly to the grindstone, sometimes it is hard to eat your meals on time, much less get perspective on anything else that is going on. As entrepreneurs, we often have periods when we are frenetically trying to …

Time Management

My 9-Step Process to Skyrocket Facebook Business Page Engagement

We’ve all heard about declining Facebook organic reach, advertising on Facebook is getting more expensive, and some are even deleting their Facebook …

15 Instagram Marketing Tips for Engagement

Here are the 15 best Instagram marketing tips for growing an authentic and engaged following. Use these to guide you to Instagram success.

Ballet Slippers That Make Drawings from the Dancer’s Movements

If you’re like me, then you may have been accused of dispensing some questionable moves in the vicinity of the dance floor. I’ve always maintained that my critics simply couldn’t grasp the subtlety of my particular style of physical expression, and now I just may have a means of illustrating my …

What You Need to Know About Innovation When Creating a Business Strategy

"Innovation" and "strategy" are overused terms, but your company's success depends on gaining a real understanding of how the two are intertwined.<p>If you're telling your employees to "innovate strategically," you had better have a good handle on the complex relationship between innovation and …

Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

How to Write Your Mission Statement

Summing up your business's mission helps you focus on the steps you need to take to succeed. Here's how to create a mission statement that's uniquely yours.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A mission statement is a key tool that can be as important as your business plan. …

Small Business

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. LG G Pro 2

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is, without a doubt, one of the most popular phones of 2014. The follow up to the Galaxy S4 packs a refreshed design, tons of new sensors, and an updated operating system.<p>It's also chock-full of respectable specs, including a 1080p HD AMOLED 5.1-inch screen, a snappy 2.5GHz …

The Xbox One To Get An Upgraded Twitch Integration On March 11

The Xbox One is about to get a lot more social thanks to a supercharged Twitch experience. A March 11 Twitch update will bring a slew of new features including the ability to live stream video games and join a broadcasters’ party. You know, in case you would rather watch someone play a video game …

How a Handwritten Note Can Make You Money

It's time to take pen to paper. No texting, no emailing.<p>Handwritten cards are an undervalued and underutilized business tool. When was the last time you received one via snail mail?<p>Now when was the last time your email pinged?<p>If your inbox is like mine, it is full of emails that need reading, …