Musical Stories and Beethoven

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Tweet Not all musical pieces are meant to be heard as stories, but often they can be.  Just the other day, my students did a quick write using Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to create a short story. All this month, I love to do Beethoven-based lessons with my class.  We listen to his music, study his […]

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The Clues in Music

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Tweet Music can be seen as very complex (a Beethoven symphony or Bach variation), sometimes quite simplistic (a nursery rhyme or simple melody).  Music can be heard as dark and ominous, joyful and exciting, or even angst-driven with longing. But what is it that makes music this way?  The great part about studying music is […]

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Story Beginnings and Beethoven

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Tweet How do great stories begin?  They capture your interest, grab your attention, introduce you to characters and setting, and give you a sense of the overall feel of the story as they set you into a series of events that ultimately bring you to the climax of the story. Great music begins the same […]

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Sketch-Reflection Journals

Students reflect in a journal.

Tweet A couple of years back, I started having my students create and keep school reflection journals.  I knew from the first week it would prove to be a great thing.  They were given time at the end of each day to reflect on what they learned that day and on Friday, they composed a […]

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Studio Days – So Important to Our Learning!

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Tweet There’s so much to learn from being creative. That’s the backbone idea behind Studio Days. When you provide an opportunity for students to experience a Studio Day, they are given a chance to create something original from start to finish in a safe, creative environment; given time to reflect on their experience and begin […]

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Arts Integration across Classrooms—Initiatives for College Students

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Tweet Today’s guest post equips us with some great lines of advocacy for arts integration in general as well as a trend in colleges where art students are encouraged to work towards an education degree.  As always, we would love to hear your take on this! ~EMP As STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiatives […]

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Ways to Complement Classroom Lessons

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Tweet The internet has many valuable resources for teachers and students.  Here are some great ideas for complementing a lesson or activity you already do with your students.  Consider a lesson that could use some sprucing up or needs a touch of something to liven it up (I know I can think of a few […]

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National Anthem Activities

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Tweet National Anthem project day is coming up quickly!  I love this day.  It is a great way to celebrate Patriotism and music as September 14 is the anniversary of the penning of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. The National Anthem project was started by MENC, the Music Educators National Convention in […]

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Blueberries and Arts Integration

Integrate the artsas you would add in blueberries: put in just the right amount and fold gently.

Tweet Blueberry pancakes – I made those just yesterday morning.  Blueberry muffins – that will be today.  I love them, my kids love them, my husband and my mom too.  They are in season and we just can’t get enough!  A while ago, I read this quote from another blogger. I fold fitness into my […]

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