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In one of my music education classes (more than 15 years ago) our professor told us that we must be musicians first and educators second. I’ve reflected on his statement often through the years. I suppose he meant that we … Continue reading
This school year felt like a marathon. One I didn’t plan to run. Someone slapped a racing bib on my back and shot the starting pistol, jolting me away from my regular summer non-routine. Mid-August 2015 my husband was diagnosed … Continue reading
I am not an actor. I do not teach acting, but I believe that the above quote applies to my discipline of music. When I am teaching a piece of music to a group of students I often talk about … Continue reading
About two weeks ago I attended my second edcamp! Just like my first edcamp experience it was a great day full of learning. I got a chance to connect with an old friend and colleague and meet a couple of … Continue reading
Neat to see stats for my first nine months of blogging! I hope to keep up with more posts soon. Wishing everyone Happy New Year! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an … Continue reading
If I have realized anything over my past year as a connected educator it is that building relationships is of the highest importance. Only when the class culture is built on trust and respect will students be able to take the … Continue reading
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