Before you read the rest of this post, I want you to make a list of the five things you do that add the most value to your life. These should be things that are not the source of regret or seem fun at the time but exact a high emotional or financial price afterwards. … Continue reading Value Outside The Testing Box
As I write today's post, I have just returned from a trip to the New Haven Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. This is a trip I have been taking with my fifth graders for several years now. Some look forward to the trip, some are skeptical about seeing ballet, and a few are sure they … Continue reading Reflections On Attending A Live Performance With Students
Below is a video of Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser's keynote address to the Houston Arts Partners Conference attendees in 2012. Among the points from his address is that music is not for a talented few. Every child has the propensity to make music. Music education during the early years builds the brain up to be musical. The years … Continue reading Every Child Should Have Arts Education Every Day In School
It is good to beck with you again. Our production of Grease School Version was highly successful and great fun. Now I am happy to once again have time to post here. Last week the culmination of months of practice took place as my students gave performances of the musical Grease School Version. The students ranged … Continue reading What Can Be Learned About Children from Producing A Musical?