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New Report on Art and Music Classes-Alarming!

A bleak picture emerged from a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education on the state of arts education. Fewer public elementary schools are offering visual arts, dance and drama classes than a decade ago, a decline many attribute to budget cuts and an increased focus on math and reading. The percentage of elementary […]

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Coaches–help for your Music Teachers

Many instructional leaders and coaches I know become withdrawn when it comes to observing and providing helpful feedback to teachers of subject areas in which they have little to no experience. ¬†Coaching Music teachers is one such area–if you were not a musician or previously a Music teacher. Coaches–enter those classrooms and find good things […]

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The Role of Specials and Student Services Educators in College and Career Ready Focused Schools

A team of writers has assisted me in documenting some phenomenal work by a group of Music, Art, Physical Education, and other Specials teachers and staff on how their classroom work can best link to the work of core-content teachers. ¬†Find a copy of the article at link: http://distinctiveschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/student-services-specials-college-career-ready-NWEA.pdf My congratulations and appreciation to these […]

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