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TEN Easy Strategies to Keep Your Learning Community Happy! Kids, Principals and Parents, too!

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TEN Easy Strategies to Keep Your Learning Community Happy! Kids, Principals and Parents, too!

There are ten easy strategies to help guide teachers to a successful year and ultimately a successful career.

You must first BE PREPARED the moment your students walk into your classroom. Being prepared involves several pieces of the pie. You must know and understand your content. You must know and understand age appropriate learning styles. You must know and understand learning styles. You must know where your teaching manipulatives are and have what you need immediately available. You must know the song(s) you will be teaching for the day (or for the week). Memorization is best. When singing, you need to understand the process of teaching a song A capella and by rote. When teaching folk dancing, practice the steps with the music in advance.

Next, it is important to

Helping Children Learn Through Music

Helping Children Learn Through Music

If the thought of your children’s development is music to your ears, you may want to share the joy of music with your kids–and it seems the sooner you do it, the better.

Exposure to music during the early years of childhood enhances the learning process by promoting language development, creativity, coordination and social interaction, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The group says vocal and speech development can improve through singing; listening and concentration can improve with aural training; and the values of cooperation are reinforced by the sharing of instruments and encouragement of other students.

To help their children develop a love for music-and for learning-many parents participate in classes facilitated by groups such as Music Together. The organization developed a research-based curriculum that takes a music and movement approach to early childhood music development. It’s open to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children, and their parents or caregivers.

Introducing Children To Music Strategies For Success

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Introducing Children To Music Strategies For Success

I’ve heard a million parents lament the fact that they didn’t get their children interested in music sooner.

There are also hundreds of adults out there that wish they had learned how to play an instrument when they were younger.

Studies actually support the idea that music stimulates certain brain connections and can actually help children grow smarter!

Music also provides an invaluable outlet for safe expression of feelings and emotions, and can also serve as an important learning tool throughout your children’s lives!

Music helps educate in many ways, by developing children’s memory skills and nourishing their spirit.

Music Education And The Smarter You

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Music Education And The Smarter You

Music education makes you smart. Smart people educate themselves with music. Both are true to an extent. What is it about music that increases your brain’s efficiency? From a teacher’s standpoint, the answers are quite obvious. Because music education is such a broad topic, let’s condense it to the studying of an instrument… more specifically the piano.

Teachers have noticed through the years that students seem to get sharper mentally with every lesson. Even the ones that don’t practice a lot seem sharper at the end of a lesson as compared to the beginning… although many teachers can think of a couple of past students who seemed to get more sluggish with every lesson. Thankfully, those types of pupils were the exception rather than the rule. So what aspects of mental capacity are improved by piano playing?