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Take It Outside 2021

Making It Work: Take it Outside, 2021

Now that the weather is warmer for just about everyone in the US, it is a great time to take music class outside! LeslieAnne Bird shares updated ideas for outdoor music class in 2021.

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I Notice I Wonder I Value

I Notice – I Wonder – I Value

AOSA Executive Director, Carrie Barnette, reflects on how teachers have adapted to new ways of making music with children and how AOSA has adjusted to support teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Transformative SEL

Transformative SEL in the Music Room

Darlene Machacon recognizes that tending to students’ mental health needs is more important now than ever. Events of the past year have amplified the inequities that have always existed in our systems, which has led to the definition of Transformative SEL.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education

Richard Lawton shares an insightful review of Vicki Lind’s and Connie McCoy’s book Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education.

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Decolonizing the Music Room

How to F.I.N.D. the Brilliance in our Students

Franklin Willis encourages us to “Take off our Brilliance Blockers”. When we do we are able to see the skills and talents each one of the children we are privileged to serve brings to our learning environments every day.

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Failure

I Am a Failure …

As a typical “Type A” music educator, and one who has ADHD to boot, these are words that have been DEVASTATING to me in the not so far away past.…

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found sound

Making It Work: Facilitating Drum Circles for Healing with Children

Our students need human connection now more than ever. K Michelle Lewis explores how drum circles can help meet children’s social and emotional needs.

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Roger and Michelle offer their best wishes to you, our Teaching With Orff family, and each share their personal focus for finding meaning and connection this Thanksgiving season. We are…

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