Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • Research, Training, and Experience in Music Education

    Posted on November 28, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Education (not just music, but all subjects) today is obsessed with data and research-based strategies. At first glance, this makes sense, as research can demonstrate which strategies, when applied, create greater learning outcomes. Yet the strategies we use daily in our classrooms cannot be truly extricated from our own training, past experience, and improvisatory reaction […]

    1 Comment. Continue Reading...
  • How Valued is Music Education?

    Posted on November 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Elementary music teachers across the country almost uniformly feel that we don’t have enough time to teach our subject as well as we would like. According to the NAfMe Opportunity to Learn Standards, elementary schools should offer a minimum of 90 minutes per week of musical instruction. Yet most of us have somewhere between 30-80 […]

    2 Comments. Continue Reading...