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Using Student Feedback to Plan Music Instruction

When it comes to teaching, I’m a pretty old school kind of guy. Many teachers, and I count myself among them, tend to teach the way we were taught, especially if we were generally successful in school. 1,159 more words

Music Education

Let's Help Students Believe In Themselves

“You this boy, you are a very lazy boy. What shows that your future is bright? Your parents have wasted their resources and finances to bring you to school”. 863 more words


Motivating Students in Math

Recently, we have been discussing ways to make students more motivated in math because for many interest is lost between elementary school and high school. This interest is generally not regained until college or beyond. 365 more words

Motivating Students

While we have been concentrating on developing our lesson plans for the Lesson Studies at the high school, we have begun to discuss the challenge of motivating students in the mathematics classroom. 562 more words

The freedom and ease of CI

Here’s a snapshot of a spontaneous moment well used.

Picture that afternoon slump…..12-year-olds…..yet another class…..indoors.

One boy puts his head down.  I say in French, “Will, what’s wrong?  484 more words

Comprehensible Input

The power of motivation

If we were to make a list of highly under-appreciated jobs in India, teaching would make it among the top 5. Yes, the very people who ensure that the children of the nation realize their potential to go on to make the country are rarely ever appreciated for their remarkable contribution. 724 more words

Stories From Schools

The “Talent” Question

I posted my opinions on talent recently (Do You Believe in … on July 8) and have been engaged in a lively debate with a number of you regarding that claim. 751 more words

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