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Culturally Responsive Practice in the Music Classroom - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Culturally Responsive Practice in the Music Classroom A Transcript of the March 27, 2017, NAfME Council for IN-Ovations Twitter Chat NAfME’s Council for IN-Ovations is the home for innovative ideas in all areas of music education, including emerging ensembles (i.e., world and popular music) and digital media.

Culturally Responsive Practice in the Music Classroom - National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for IN-Ovations seeks to provide professional development opportunities, including education, research, and resources. The council also works to expand innovative curriculum offerings in music, particularly at the secondary level, to encourage lifelong study and making of music for students, including those not engaged in traditional ensembles and study.

The Council is led by Anne Fennell, who was recently named the 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year by the Magnet Schools of America. How to Find Old Maps Online. In yesterday's Practical Ed Tech Live episode I answered a question about where to find old maps to layer in Google Earth.

How to Find Old Maps Online

One of the resources that I suggested was Old Maps Online. Old Maps Online is a map that you can browse and search to find historical maps to view online, to download, and to print. You can search the map by entering a location or you can just pan and zoom around the world to find historical maps. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use Old Maps Online. Applications for Education The maps that you and your students find could be used as overlays in the Google Earth layers. Beyonce Fosse. Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools. In past articles (here and here, for example), Usable Knowledge has explored the dynamics of talking about race in schools, especially in the aftermath of incidents of bias or trauma.

Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools

Cast 5 stereotype threat r. Personalized Learning, the Navajo Way. To Connect Across Cultures, Find Out What You Have in Common. Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR The first thing most of us do when working with people from a new culture is to learn about differences.

To Connect Across Cultures, Find Out What You Have in Common

And there are very sensible reasons to do so. It helps you avoid cultural faux pas. For example, if your Korean employee will likely be embarrassed if you praise him in public, it would be good to know that ahead of time so you can anticipate his reaction and alter your own behavior plan. Similarly, if you know that an American employer expects you to look her in the eye, give a firm handshake, and speak positively about yourself, it’s important for you to know that as well, even if those very same behaviors would be considered inappropriate where you come from. But focusing on differences alone can have its downsides. 83% Of America's Top High School Science Students Are The Children Of Immigrants. Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of Color.

“IMG_0570-2” by Håkon Thingstad is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Listen to my interview with Dena Simmons (or read the transcript): The difference between teachers and their students has never been so stark.

Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of Color

A recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that since 2014, white students no longer make up the majority in American schools. Future projections show the white population shrinking to a smaller and smaller proportion of the whole, and the combined populations of of students from other ethnic groups increasing so that together, they make up a steadily growing majority. By contrast, teachers in the U.S. are overwhelmingly white. ProjectImplicit. 249 665 1 PB. Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in College Classrooms. Last year, at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States, students protested institutional unresponsiveness to pervasive issues of racial inequity.

Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in College Classrooms

Most media attention disproportionately focused on the popularity of the protests as opposed to the actual issues underlying campus unrest. Do's & Don'ts for Teaching English-Language Learners. The number of English-Language Learners in the United States is growing rapidly, including many states that have not previously had large immigrant populations.

Do's & Don'ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

As teachers try to respond to the needs of these students, here are a few basic best practices that might help. We have found that consistently using these practices makes our lessons more efficient and effective. We also feel it is important to include a few "worst" practices in the hope that they will not be repeated! Modeling Do model for students what they are expected to do or produce, especially for new skills or activities, by explaining and demonstrating the learning actions, sharing your thinking processes aloud, and showing good teacher and student work samples.

A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching ESL. This guest post was contributed by Laura Lenz.

A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching ESL

It first appeared on her blog,Teaching with an Open Heart. Close your eyes. Imagine a school where we focused on the strengths of English language learners. What if these students’ cultures, languages, countries of origin, unique skills, and life experiences were held up as assets? Nationalstereotype. Through a lens: Nigerian orphans capture their country. The northern Nigerian city of Jos can be a difficult place to grow up in.

Through a lens: Nigerian orphans capture their country

Impoverished and volatile, it has been a flashpoint for ethnic and religious clashes over the past decade and the site of several Boko Haram attacks. World Library. Global Education Database.