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Don't Trust Any Idea Over 30?

Humanities Heuristic: If every book on the syllabus is younger than your mom, drop the class.

When student activist Jack Weinberg declared “Don’t trust anyone over 30”—at the height of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in the mid-1960s—he was, to some extent, speaking for an entire generation, a generation that had lost faith in the wisdom of their elders, a generation that had concluded that the present had little or nothing to learn from the past. 403 more words

Academics & Academia

A Voyage of Discovery

Guest Author  Paul Harris  explores how lessons might best unfold.

A lesson is a journey.

A lesson is a journey. But a rather special kind of journey: more a…

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Music Education

ABRSM Conference Report

ABRSM’s Teacher Conference has established itself as one of the leading events in the instrumental teacher’s calendar, providing an opportunity for colleagues to network, stay abreast of new developments in the music teaching world, and refresh teaching skills. 1,193 more words

Education & Teaching

What do white and minority men have in common?

I’ve been reflecting on this question ever since a lengthy conversation I shared with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago about the social issues surrounding public education in the United States. 656 more words

Social Critique

No One Method...

Guest Post by Karen Marshall

People may assume as an author of a method book I always use it. This simply is not the case. The right material is always my first consideration.

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Piano Lessons

If “Mindset” isn’t a Curriculum, what is it?

“Mindset” isn’t a curriculum. But if it isn’t a package that can be bought, studied, and implemented, then what is it?

There are a couple of ways to answer that question. 2,221 more words

Education & Teaching

Piano Safari: The Review

Sheet Music Review

Piano Safari is a beginner piano method series written by Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr, first published in the USA in 2008. A distinctive approach which has won over many American piano teachers, it is now available in the UK from  1,564 more words

Education & Teaching