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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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permission

Making It Work: Permission Slip

Do you struggle with granting yourself grace? LeslieAnne Bird gives us the permission slips we all need right now.

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You Are Not Alone

In her open letter to music teachers, Meg Tietz offers words of reassurance and solidarity with her reminder that you are not alone.

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Making It Work: Setting Boundaries

Crystal Pridmore offers perspective designed to reframe your mindset about the coming year and help establish boundaries.

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