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Seeking to promote peace in the world through singing, listening, playing, and moving to wholesome music.

Untitled. Articles. Scientific explanations. Music in the Classroom. 3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog. Consider what it's like to drive through a heavy morning fog.

3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog

It may be a busy highway where brake lights blink in and out of the haze, or a neighborhood road where the familiar details of buildings and trees are obscured by a gray curtain that implies shapes without clear form. Such driving conditions bring tension as we seek any details that will keep us on the road, and not hit a car or miss a sharp turn. Assessment fog holds similar dangers of miscalculation for accurately diagnosing student needs. Unlike road fog, which is obvious (you know you're in it), assessment fog can be invisible. You have to be looking for it to notice. 1.

Scenario: Tammy, a classroom teacher, is frustrated. The heart of quality learning is having clear learning targets. Integrating Drama and Music into the Language Arts Curriculum: It. Letter Sounds Workout. LevensonS. H2948 HW Summit White Paper eVersion. Untitled. Untitled. Index. 8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom. I think when we talk about using music or art or theater in the Core classes, there is still this persistent suspicion that a teacher who plays music in the classroom must be too "soft" or "granola-y.

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

" Don't get angry; I'm just stating an observation of perception, not a fact of truth. I would push back, however, that using the arts in the core subject-area classes is far from fluffy. What I do understand, however, is that not everyone is a musicologist. Not everyone has in depth knowledge of this composer or that artist, and that can serve as a gatekeeper to incorporating the arts. However, I believe, a more casual everyday use of music can have as much power as explicitly teaching music as it relates to one's subject matter. One doesn't need Bach in the background to qualify as having used music.

Why Use Music? Music can be used to help control a classroom environment or to support the content within that class. Music is also a way to build community and to share yourself as a teacher. Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education. Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education.

Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education

Howard Gardner’s work around multiple intelligences has had a profound impact on thinking and practice in education – especially in the United States. Here we explore the theory of multiple intelligences; why it has found a ready audience amongst educationalists; and some of the issues around its conceptualization and realization. Contents: introduction · howard gardner – a life · howard gardner on multiple intelligences · the appeal of multiple intelligences · are there additional intelligences? · howard gardner’s multiple intelligences – some issues and problems · conclusion · further reading and references · how to cite this article I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. Howard Earl Gardner’s (1943- ) work has been marked by a desire not to just describe the world but to help to create the conditions to change it.

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-News from the Neurosciences: Recommended Reading. Brain-Based Learning and Research BibliographySteve Krasner How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School Committee on Developments in the Science of Learningby John D.

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-News from the Neurosciences: Recommended Reading

Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking, editorsNational Academy Press, 2000ISBN: 0-309-07036-8. School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-News from the NeuroSciences; Articles. 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action – One Author's Personal JourneyRenate CaineEducation professor introduces her twelve organizing principles for how the brain/mind learns and how to use that information to enhance student learning.

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-News from the NeuroSciences; Articles

Brain Science and EducationNoboru KobayshiDirector of Child Research Net discusses implications of brain research for education and reports on a recent conference on that topic in Japan. What is "The Art of Changing the Brain? " Susan Kenney. How to Organize Digital Information: Web sites, blogs, and more. “The flood of data on the Web has reached mind-boggling proportions.”

How to Organize Digital Information: Web sites, blogs, and more

(NPR, 2010) So many websites, blogs, online newsletters … so little time. How can we keep up in the digital world? More importantly, how can we transform information into knowledge? Before information becomes knowledge it’s data, yet another challenge is finding good data when it’s needed. What is Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)? The System to PKM The first and essential component to effective management of digital information is the system itself. Find the right tool or application to manage your digital content. 1) The Tool There are many tools to choose from for managing and sharing digital information, yet the selection of the tool is critical, it can make or break your system.

Pealtrees: I discovered Pearltrees, which is a fluid and intuitive tool that allows me to manage digital information easily. To expand a ‘tree’ I simply click on the circle associated with the category. 3) The method. School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-The Art of the Changing Brain. By James E.

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-The Art of the Changing Brain

Zull I had an interesting time picking a title for my book. A lot of clever things were possible, like "Using our heads," or "Making a smart brain," but none of them seemed satisfying. Actually, in the end it was my publisher, John VonKnorring, who suggested "The Art of Changing the Brain. " But even though John chose the title, I like it a lot. Johns Hopkins University School of Education Music and Learning: Integrating Music in the Classroom. By Chris Boyd Brewer The following article is reprinted from the book Music and Learning by Chris Brewer, 1995.

Johns Hopkins University School of Education Music and Learning: Integrating Music in the Classroom

This book includes chapters on each method of integrating music in the curriculum. Music suggestions are included. "Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents. " --Ludwig van Beethoven We all know how greatly music affects our feelings and energy levels! Throughout time, people have recognized and intentionally used the powerful effects of sound. Research continues to be conducted to provide helpful guidelines for our intentional use of music, especially in the classroom.