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Weimer, Kristina R. – General Music Today, 2019
The purpose of this article is to provide strategies for music teacher mentors and mentees to use to proactively develop and strengthen their relationships--whether they are assigned by an administrator or begin organically--to enhance the overall mentoring experience, making it mutually beneficial for mentor and mentee. Strategies include using…
Descriptors: Mentors, Music Teachers, Music Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2019
Over the past several decades, music education scholars have put forth a variety of convincing rationales for world music education. Yet the gap between theory and practice in this area persists. In theoretical ways, practicing music educators acknowledge the value of world music learning experiences, but many remain reluctant to fully embrace and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Draper, Ellary A. – General Music Today, 2019
For many years, students with disabilities were educated in separate facilities on separate campuses from their same aged peers. With the original passing of what we now call the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, these students were, and still are, required to be educated in the least restricted environment. Students with disabilities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Disabilities, Inclusion, Teacher Collaboration
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Varner, Edward – General Music Today, 2019
Many educators and parents remain unaware of the value of music and the arts beyond obvious, natural entertainment contexts and find it easy to devalue music and arts programing. This article presents a concise review of significant research that demonstrates strong correlations between the study of music and arts as academic disciplines that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – General Music Today, 2019
In this column, I consider the important supporting players for an early childhood music educator: classroom teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and caregivers, and children. I argue that it is vital for early childhood music educators to view these individuals as part of their "village" and reach out to make connections…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Music Teachers, Music Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Howard, Karen – General Music Today, 2019
In order to bring music of Puerto Rico to the general music classroom, it is important to understand the sociocultural and sociohistorical context of the music. The traditional genre of plena shares cultural threads with West Africa, Spain, and indigenous (Taíno) culture. Commonly known as "El Periodico Cantado" (the singing newspaper),…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Puerto Ricans
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Dunbar, Laura – General Music Today, 2019
Triggers can be used in PowerPoint to start animations, but they can also be paired with other images to help make these images appear in a random order. This allows the teacher to begin where students are rather than being locked into a click sequence. When labeling a new concept for the first time, triggers can be particularly useful.
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids
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May, Brittany Nixon; Miner, Amy Baird; Young, Terrell A. – General Music Today, 2019
Children's picture book biographies on composers and musicians can prompt powerful music learning experiences. Biography breaks are the reading aloud of a picture book biography and the questions or activities the teacher engages students in while and after reading the book. In the music classroom, biography breaks can be used with children of all…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Music Education, Childrens Literature, Picture Books
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Coss, Roger G. – General Music Today, 2019
Research suggests that exploratory experiences in the music classroom are a crucial developmental stage as students begin making the kinds of decisions required of them during composition and improvisation. The aims of this article are to (1) articulate a rationale for exploratory learning experiences in the music classroom and (2) outline…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Music, Music Education, Musical Composition
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West, Justin J. – General Music Today, 2019
Short-term or "one shot" professional development experiences are sometimes deemed less effective because they lack mechanisms for deep and ongoing engagement. Using the music conference as an example, I outline a simple framework on how music teachers might nevertheless use short-term professional development experiences as an impetus…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Program Length, Lifelong Learning
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Davis, Virginia Wayman; Singletary, Laura; VanWeelden, Kimberly – General Music Today, 2019
In this second of three in the series, we explore methods for incorporating instrumental ensembles into your music classroom. Experiences such as performing on ukulele, bucket drums, and in modern popular music ensembles are excellent ways to provide meaningful, relevant music education to students of all ages. Using both research-based…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Musical Instruments
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Battersby, Sharyn L. – General Music Today, 2019
Music educators are continually seeking new ways to better their practice and improve student learning. Professional learning communities are a type of collaborative community that when administered successfully provide a forum for music educators to become active participants in both their own learning and that of their students. While the notion…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Bucura, Elizabeth – General Music Today, 2019
In secondary general music classes, adolescent musicianship can be stifled by poor self-efficacy. Although adolescents typically lead lives rich with music, they may believe that these interests and experiences do not apply within school settings, may become preoccupied with images of seeming musical perfection, and may even perceive themselves to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Music Education, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods
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Howard, Karen – General Music Today, 2019
Folkloric music and dance in Bulgaria are performed as has been for generations, but also present are innovative hybrids in text, form, and instrumentation. Historically, traditional musical activities were divided by gender with singing a priority for women and playing instruments for men. This has been rapidly changing as in so many countries,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Dance Education, Folk Culture, Cultural Influences
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Draper, Ellary A. – General Music Today, 2019
Since the passing of what we now call the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, students who were previously educated in separate facilities or campuses are now educated in their neighborhood schools. Even though students with severe disabilities are now in their neighborhood schools, many spend the majority of their day in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Music Education, Severe Disabilities, Students with Disabilities
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