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ERIC Number: EJ833727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
More than Just Minutes: Using Practice Charts as Tools for Learning
Johnson, Darren
Music Educators Journal, v95 n3 p63-70 2009
As teachers, they know that regular practice is critical to student success, but it can be challenging to convince students of the importance of good practice habits. If teachers want their students to develop good practice habits, practicing must be about more than grades. It must be about more than just learning a part for the next concert. If teachers want their students to be successful, they must show them that practicing can be a valuable, positive experience. A well-designed practice chart can put students on the right track by helping them organize their practice time and by guiding them through processes that will make their practice more effective. Practice charts can easily be adapted for different experience levels, but should focus on the characteristics of a successful practice session. This article discusses what teachers need to know about practice charts and effective practice sessions. (Contains 8 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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