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  • Things We Can Learn About Teaching from Coach Belichick
    Version 2I’m pretty sure many of us use sports analogies with our students. Whether it’s a point to be made about teamwork, the importance of practice, or any of a number of other important ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Feb 16, 2019By mramusicplace
  • I Wonder Where Maria’s Gone
    When it comes to folk dancing, I think we sometimes forget what it feels like to be a kid. We forget that we self-administered the “cootie shot” and thought it was the height of embarrassment to be accused of “liking” someone (particularly if you really did like someone). Professor Dumbledore ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Feb 13, 2019By Jennifer
  • How to Make Clothespin Puppets for Shy Singers
    It’s common to have primary music students that are reluctant to sing or even say their names. Using puppets in music class helps the shy kiddos along and makes singing more ... read more
    Source: SillyOMusicPublished on Feb 12, 2019By SillyOMusic
  • Music Centers & Workstation for Elementary Music
    Always wanted to try music centers & workstations, but not sure where to start? We'll explore different ways to get students learning through centers! The post Music Centers & Workstation for Elementary Music appeared first on Sing to Kids. ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Feb 12, 2019By Jennifer Bailey
  • I’m a Music Teacher, What’s Your Super Power?
    Can we talk about music teacher importance for a minute?  I’ve talked about the value of music education, why music education is important, and how you’re not just a babysitter, but a music teacher.  But, I want to talk about the importance of music teachers.  On those really hard days ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Feb 12, 2019By Jessica Peresta
  • “Exploring Informal Music Learning in a Professional Development Community of Music Teachers” (Kastner, 2014)
    Kastner, J. D. (2014). Exploring informal music learning in a professional development community of music teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 202, 71-89. How do music teachers in a professional development community implement informal music learning in their classrooms, and how do their beliefs and practices ... read more
    Source: Everyday MusicalityPublished on Feb 12, 2019By heathershouldice7877
  • What Is Musical Dissonance?
    Version 2When I was a high school student, I was sure I knew what dissonance in music was. If it sounded wrong, it was dissonant, and if it sounded right, it was consonant. An ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Feb 12, 2019By mramusicplace
  • Suzuki READY Group Class Lesson Plans
    Today I want to offer ready Suzuki violin group lesson plans the first weeks of February. No more spending time before your next Suzuki violin group class preparing! Simply print out and go!   . I know that this is a very busy time for me. I feel pretty tired around ... read more
    Source: Music Teaching and ParentingPublished on Feb 12, 2019By Maria Stefanova
  • My Family Plays Music: exploring musical genres
    I found a new book for my classroom that I can't wait to share with every single class, and it is absolutely perfect for Music In Our Schools Month too (but really would be great any time of year)! I don't know why I didn't hear about this book sooner, but I'm ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Feb 12, 2019By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Suzuki Violin Game for Valentine’s Day
    Looking for Suzuki Games? Here is one idea for Suzuki violin or cello game you can use for home practice, in your studio or as a part of your Suzuki group classes. The idea is cute and easy to do. Students love the change of pace.   Suzuki Game for Valentine’s ... read more
    Source: Music Teaching and ParentingPublished on Feb 12, 2019By Maria Stefanova

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