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Dunbar, Laura – General Music Today, 2018
Technology continues to evolve, and it is time to try out some new technology in my classroom to help ensure student participation.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Techniques, Technology Uses in Education
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Poole, Harrison Grant – General Music Today, 2018
Fred Rogers's television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", connected with young children and educated them about difficult concepts for more than 30 years. The author analyzes and discusses several principles and pedagogical techniques that were used in Rogers's television program, including communicating with children,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Jones, Sara H. – General Music Today, 2018
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavioral disorder that affects approximately 3.3% of the population across cultures. In this article, the author discusses symptoms, methods of diagnosis, and treatments for the disorder. Although most empirically supported treatments of ODD are based on parent--child training and therapy, there are some…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Therapy
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Colquhoun, Shane – General Music Today, 2018
In secondary general music classes, music educators have the opportunity to bridge the gap between the music students' experiences in school and the music they engage with outside of school. According to Williams, nontraditional music students have musical lives outside of school but choose not to participate in traditional ensembles. In this…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Walter, Jennifer S. – General Music Today, 2018
In the early part of the 1970s, multicultural music education began in earnest and was focused primarily on the curriculum used for music: textbooks, method books, and repertoire. At the turn of the 21th century, however, culturally responsive teaching emerged as the predominant pedagogy for relating to students. It was considered a…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Music Education, Equal Education
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Hammel, Alice M. – General Music Today, 2018
Two Supreme Court cases have served to frame our legal rights and responsibilities regarding a Free Appropriate Public Education for students in our music classrooms and ensembles. This article serves as record of the two cases and their merits, according to the Supreme Court, as well as the actions recommended based on the court decisions.
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, Student Rights, Access to Education
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Zaffini, Erin Dineen – General Music Today, 2018
The National Core Arts Standards in general music provide some exciting possibilities for music growth and understanding among our students. For those of us who are still unsure of how to read the standards or implement them in our classrooms, the standards also present some challenges for music educators. This article provides a deeper look into…
Descriptors: National Standards, Music Education, Art, Musicians
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Robison, Tiger – General Music Today, 2018
The purpose of this article is to address the issue that children's natural singing voices and pitch perception are in a treble range, and a male elementary general music teacher's natural singing voice is an octave below. There are many strategies to overcome this significant but manageable obstacle in daily teaching, including monitoring of…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Males, Elementary School Teachers
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Darrow, Alice-Ann; Adamek, Mary – General Music Today, 2018
While inclusive education is an admirable ideal, it is often difficult to implement. Successful educators have found that employing certain instructional strategies can help meet the needs of students with varying abilities. Inclusive teaching strategies refer to any number of teaching approaches that address the needs of students with a variety…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – General Music Today, 2018
Classroom management is a common concern for preservice teachers and can be a key to success for in-service teachers. In this article, I discuss six strategies for classroom management: design and lead engaging music activities, employ music-rich transitions, balance familiarity and novelty, plan for success, communicate clear expectations, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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May, Brittany Nixon; Miner, Amy Baird; Young, Terrell A.; Ingalls, B. Gerilyn – General Music Today, 2017
Children's literature offers many benefits to children, which include developing imagination, building knowledge, enhancing vocabulary, and offering pleasure. As it promotes these areas of development, literature can also serve as a gateway for curriculum integration. Literature can be a particularly powerful tool in executing a dynamic,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Standards, Art Education, Music
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Nichols, Bryan E. – General Music Today, 2017
As teachers are increasingly asked to respond to assessment and evaluation demands in their schools, the aim of this article is to provide suggestions and scales for singing accuracy. A description of each step in the assessment design process is provided, along with specific suggestions for a singing development scale and a singing accuracy scale.
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Accuracy, Evaluation Methods
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Darrow, Alice-Ann – General Music Today, 2017
The purpose of this article is to discuss the need for teaching tolerance in music classrooms, as well as the role of music educators in preventing discrimination and promoting tolerance of all targeted groups, but particularly in regard to students with disabilities. Also addressed are curricular implications, suggestions for dealing with abusive…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Cardany, Audrey Berger – General Music Today, 2017
In this article, the author shares favorite children's books and stories for integrating language and music during shared-book experiences. The music activities described are aimed to contribute to the overall singing development for children in preschool and primary grades. Music and reading teachers will enjoy sharing these books with early…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Music, Music Activities
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Dunbar, Laura – General Music Today, 2017
Padlet, an easy-to-use app, can be used to enhance student discussions and interactions with music content.
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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