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Welcome to the place for professional development in teaching music

Can't keep up with the flurry of links on Twitter and Facebook? No worries, the best music ed articles will always be here. They don't vanish, so bookmark this Scoop.it topic and stop by when you have time to catch up on your professional development. Relevant articles by current practitioners. Tweet submission links to me, @teaching_music or press the Suggest button above. -Brian Wis
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"The Modern Educator Is Not a Teacher": Updating Learning for the 21st Century - Education - GOOD

"The Modern Educator Is Not a Teacher": Updating Learning for the 21st Century - Education - GOOD | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Classrooms operate almost the same way they did 100 years ago. A group of of middle schoolers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area want to change that.
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ODE - 2011 Best Communities for Music Education

ODE - 2011 Best Communities for Music Education | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation selected 14 Ohio school districts to receive the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation in 2011. The Ohio recipients ...
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Top 10 List of What College Admissions Officers are Looking For | Classroom Talk

By Erika Coplon: Now that the fall semester has come to a close, it’s the ideal time for juniors and their families to map out a game plan for....
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wow! The National Jukebox is Amazing!

Wow! The National Jukebox is Amazing!http://dlvr.it/RPBy1...
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Steve Jobs On Educational Leadership (Sort Of)

Steve Jobs On Educational Leadership (Sort Of) | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
I haven't written an article for some time now. Honestly I haven't had the heart for it. Watching the unravelling of our profession over the last year has been difficult for all of us.
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Inspire: Videos that will change your teaching

Inspire: Videos that will change your teaching | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Get ideas, rethink your beliefs, get inspired.
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How to unite us squabbling education wonks - Class Struggle - The Washington Post

How to unite us squabbling education wonks - Class Struggle - The Washington Post | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Can the various factions in the national debate over schools ever get together? A new book by Ron Wolk, who created Education Week, and then went on to chair the board of a new group of high schools, points the way.
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Two Teachers Defend Music Education

Two Teachers Defend Music Education | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
In their latest video, the duo Two Teachers and a Microphone make the case for music programs, which are getting cut across America.
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Emotion in Music: What the Ear Hears | Being musical. Being human.

Emotion in Music: What the Ear Hears | Being musical. Being human. | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Brian's comment: Good reading
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From New York City Opera to the Philadelphia Orchestra, April Is the Cruelest Month | Sightings by Terry Teachout - WSJ.com

From New York City Opera to the Philadelphia Orchestra, April Is the Cruelest Month | Sightings by Terry Teachout - WSJ.com | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
A recent spate of closings and suspended operations among high-culture organizations is just the latest fallout from a troubled economy. But the solution to achieving fiscal feasibility lies much deeper.
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The Innovative Educator: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs - When and Why to Use Each

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Video Walkthrough: Using squrl.com to collect YouTube (and other) videos

Video Walkthrough: Using squrl.com to collect YouTube (and other) videos | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Here's is a short walkthrough I made to give you and idea of the power and flexibility of using squrl. They also have iPhone and iPad apps in addition to the squrl.com site. Music teachers should definitely give this a try.
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Creativity, Compliance, and Conformity

Creativity, Compliance, and Conformity | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Let me begin with the following line of thinking: Success at the highest levels of any profession requires creativity...finding new and better ways to do something.
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The Body Odd - Musicians' memories really sing, study shows

The Body Odd - Musicians' memories really sing, study shows | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
All those years of playing an instrument, practicing scales, and rehearsing regularly can payoff in midlife and beyond, new research finds.
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I'm A Band Director Group On Facebook - A Dynamic Community

I'm A Band Director Group On Facebook - A Dynamic Community | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
A must-join band director resource
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MENC Seeks Member Input into New Strategic Plan

MENC Seeks Member Input into New Strategic Plan | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
MENC: The National Association for Music Education, among the world's largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.
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How Muscle Memory Works and How It Affects Your Success

How Muscle Memory Works and How It Affects Your Success | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Muscle memory is not a memory stored in your muscles, of course, but memories stored in your brain that are much like a cache of frequently enacted tasks for your muscles.
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White House Panel Calls for 'Reinvesting' in Arts Education - Curriculum Matters - Education Week

White House Panel Calls for 'Reinvesting' in Arts Education - Curriculum Matters - Education Week | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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Ten reasons why teaching the arts is critical in a 21st century world

(Elliott Seif is a member of the Understanding by Design cadre and a contributor to Educational Leadership. You can find this blog and others, along with numerous resources, that promote a…
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Summit on Science, Entertainment, and Education - Sir Ken Robinson

Summit on Science, Entertainment, and Education  - Sir Ken Robinson | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Brian's Comment: It's time to start working together for the benefit of our students and our future.
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Community bands offer fellowship of music | StarTribune.com

Amid the fortes and accelerandos that guide a community band through a musical score, there's an invisible notation: con molto camaraderie (Community bands offer fellowship of music...
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Life Lesson #11: Connecting Emotion « Sound Education

Life Lesson #11: Connecting Emotion « Sound Education | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
Practitioner Blog: Life Lesson #11: Connecting Emotion (David Ahrens)
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Five Skills for 21st Century Learners « Molehills out of Mountains

Five Skills for 21st Century Learners « Molehills out of Mountains | Teaching Music | Scoop.it
(Brian's comment) Notice the continuing trend towards true cooperation, creativity, problem solving....all things that ensemble music provides.
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