Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts – Resources

MusicNotes

Tweet Tomorrow I will be giving a workshop called, “Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts.”  In preparation for this workshop, I am gathering some resources and articles that pertain to the topics we will be exploring.  So, today I offer you this list to bookmark and refer to whether you are taking the class […]

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The Magic of Music in the Classroom

Photo by: Piano Piano!

Tweet We all know how music has the power to move people’s feelings and alter their moods. Many of us use music every single day to make us happy, to help us relax and to motivate us during exercise. Music is also ingrained into our memories. If you’ve ever had a song ‘stuck in your […]

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Mistakes and Passion – A Lesson from Beethoven

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Tweet I remember my years studying the piano.  It had to have been my grandfather who first told me of these wise words from Beethoven.  He, an admirer of the man and lover of his music, had read every biography, seen every documentary, listened intently to every composition and traveled to Germany to walk in […]

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The Importance of Music in a Baby’s Brain Development

My daughter, Grace at age 1

Tweet After our last guest post, I am happy to follow up with this one focusing on how you can help a baby’s brain development with music.  It is just NEVER to early to start children on music.  (I had fun adding pics of my own kids playing around when they were little.)  Enjoy reading […]

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The Effects of Music Integration

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Tweet Today as a guest blogger, I have a wonderful colleague, Deb Hewey.  She is our ELL teacher at the elementary level.  I know you will love her piece about the power of music on the brain. ~EMP “Music making stands head and shoulders above other disciplines in its likely impact on overall learning” (page […]

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March into Music and Literacy (original)

Tweet March is one of my favorite months at The Inspired Class as we devote all the posts to Music and Literacy!  We already have some guest bloggers lined up to provide you with great information and have a few surprises too.  In this post, you will get a listing of some of our favorite […]

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The Benefit of Music in Education

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Tweet In honor of Beethoven’s birthday month, our focus has been on music ideas that you can integrate into your teaching.  We end this series with a great post on points of advocacy for music education.  ~EMP Music is known for being a powerful tool; a universal language. Music connects people together regardless of personal […]

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Holiday Music

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Tweet Holiday music can bring such joy to people of all ages.  Yes, you may get sick of it after a while, but you have to admit, there’s something magical about it as it does only come but once a year.  Here is a great site I want to share with you that has links […]

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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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