ERIC Number: EJ710186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
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It All Depends on You: A Rural Music Educator Who Won't Quit
Teaching Music, v12 n4 p26 Feb 2005
Shickley Nebraska is an agricultural community where people have great pride in their school, community, and youth. With 98 percent of the students at the local high school college bound, the town motto is displayed on the brick "Welcome to Shickley" sign, and says "Welcome to Shickley, A Big Little Town." What makes rural music teachers special? This article answers that question by getting the details from a rural music educator with the Shickley Public School Ensemble in his discussion of success breeding success, support on all sides, full days and a busy schedule, and the bountiful harvest of planting the seeds of music and the benefits that the children will reap later. The article concludes with a list of tips from this educator for teaching in a rural setting.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Public Schools, Music Teachers, Music Education, Rural Schools, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska