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How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

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Music Harnesses Emotion to Drive Evolutionary Behavior by Lori Chandler The various milestones of my life are best explained by the soundtrack I was rocking to at the time. In fact, my growth as a person can be documented in great detail by exactly what artist resonated with me at which juncture. On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate Jane Andraka has raised two remarkable sons. Luke, age 20, is studying electrical engineering at Virginia Tech. “He was always tinkering and taking things apart — wondering how they worked, wondering how they could be made better.

8 math talks to blow your mind Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways? Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer. How big is infinity? There are more whole numbers than there are even numbers … right? K-5 Lesson Plans for Music & Subjects Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature OBJECTIVES Students will learn and explore about patterns in music giving them an opportunity to practice echoing simple song phrases. MATERIALS Whiteboard or chalkboard Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature Lesson Plan Pictures and Worksheet Handout ( The children’s picture … Subjects:

100 legal sites to stream and download free music Music is life, I never found anyone who’s life isn’t influenced by Music. Why the best things in life like Music are not free? Actually, there is more legally available for free Music than you think. The Secret to Raising Smart Kids A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why some of his classmates struggled, and his parents told him he had a special gift.

Sport Upcoming Fixtures Wed 25 Nov 2015 - Champions League Malmö FF v Paris St G 19:45 Man Utd v PSV Eindhoven 19:45 Shakt Donsk v Real Madrid 19:45 CSKA v VfL Wolfsburg 17:00 FC Astana v Benfica 15:00 Atl Madrid v Galatasaray 19:45 B M'gladbach v Sevilla 19:45 Juventus v Man City 19:45 Upcoming Fixtures Tue 8 Dec 2015 - Champions League Paris St G v Shakt Donsk 19:45 Real Madrid v Malmö FF 19:45 PSV Eindhoven v CSKA 19:45 VfL Wolfsburg v Man Utd 19:45 More fixtures Music concentration: Grade 2-5 culmination activity Title – Music Concentration By – Carolyn Starks Subject – Music Grade Level – 2-5

A different way to visualize rhythm - John Varney To learn more on circular perceptions of rhythm with specific reference to African music, read this paper and then watch this Five(ish) Minute Drum Lesson on African Drumming. How has drumming played an essential role in African culture? What do specific rhythms represent? Interested in the software applications of a circular rhythmic approach? What are the pros of representing rhythm with a circular representation as opposed to using a more traditional linear representation? This article will help you learn more. Education and the brain: what happens when children learn? Researchers looking at child development often use search-and-find tasks to look at the ways in which children apply what they are learning about the physical world. Tests carried out on toddlers reveal that something quite remarkable happens in child development between the ages of two and five – a stage identified by both educationalists and neuroscientists as critical to the capacity for learning. Dr Sara Baker is a researcher into early childhood at the Faculty of Education. She is interested in the role of the brain’s prefrontal lobe in how young children learn to adapt their understanding to an ever-shifting environment. Many of her studies chart changes in children’s ways of thinking about the world. She uses longitudinal designs to examine the shape of individual children’s learning curves month by month.

Music for Teaching/ Focus and Concentration Use music to help hold attention and focus. Play Baroque-era music or slow Mozart music while students are reading or writing to focus their attention and keep them on track for longer periods of time. Sound Suggestions: Relax with the Classics: Volume 1 or 2, The Four Seasons, Baroque Music for Learning and Relaxation, Classical Harmonies (Mozart) For low-energy times of day, play upbeat Mozart while students are reading or writing to help them stay energized and interested. 100 Greatest Beatles Songs By Elvis Costello I first heard of the Beatles when I was nine years old. I spent most of my holidays on Merseyside then, and a local girl gave me a bad publicity shot of them with their names scrawled on the back. This was 1962 or '63, before they came to America. The photo was badly lit, and they didn't quite have their look down; Ringo had his hair slightly swept back, as if he wasn't quite sold on the Beatles haircut yet.

Tim Minchin: 'You've always wanted to be an actor', Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - 2015 — Speakola 9 November 2015, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, United Kingdom Not the easiest guy to follow. I knew Dennis (Kelly) would say something amazing so I made mine rhyme a bit. Not properly just, like, free versey.

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