Saturday, January 28, 2017

Personalized Learning Book: SMARTER 2 is Our SECOND Bestseller

Can hardly contain our excitement! Our new worldwide goodwill book, Smarter ² : How to Use Personalized Learning to Master School Faster and Create the Future You Want is finally finished after a year of love and hard work!
The book shows students:
  • how to custom tailor learning to their needs, strengths and passions, 
  • how self-direct their education so that it matches what they want for their future  
  • ensures that what students study is directly related to the workplace and students are prepared with college and career readiness skills
No more 'one-size-fits all education'
http://musicteaching.guru/music-teachers/entry/personalized-learning-book-smarter-2-is-our-second-bestseller

Thursday, January 26, 2017

7 Key Strategies for Parental Involvement in a Child's Musical Education

By Vivien L. Li: Parental involvement in a child's musical education is more important than before. Usually, the age when children normally begin learning musical instruments is the age when they need lots of encouragement and approval. Parental involvement can help foster their children's growth and at the same time see rapid results. Read further for the seven key ways you can be involved in your child's progress:

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

On Music Parents and School Budgets

Parents want the best for their children. That’s why the billion dollar industry of private education and professional tutoring has become such a profitable endeavor. But investing money in a child’s education doesn’t guarantee their success nor is such a gamble available to everyone. We know, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. The vast majority of people rely on public education to prepare their children for the world. And many parents move to and often find work in surrounding areas of those school districts they feel best educate their children.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Comprehensive Music Education

In the United States music is taught in most schools. However, as funding and music teachers have become unavailable, music programs have been cut. This lack of education in the public school system leaves music education up to the parents, which unfortunately many parents do not have the knowledge or tools (instruments and music) to teach their children appropriately, let alone fluently. In Hungary children obtain an eight year program devoted specifically to music which is separate from the children's regular studies (Chosky, 1999). In North America, schools have music once, or maybe twice per week, if at all. Although music programs in North America aren't as intense as other countries, a comprehensive teaching method, such as the Kodaly Method, enables children to receive the basic skills of music literacy.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Music Class Doesn't Exist to Create Musicians

Not every student who enjoys science or does well in science class is being groomed to become a scientist. Nor is every student that excels in math going to become an engineer or a mathematician. The goal of physical education is not to create an army of professional athletes. So why would it be acceptable to assume that music education exists only to educate musicians?