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Great Music ≠ Fine Art

This week’s episode was precipitated from a post in the Facebook group Music Teachers by an author advocating for the teaching of “fine Art” music as a basis for a “quality” music education. A conversation ensues with guest #musedchat moderator Joe Guarr about an informal and culturally representative pedagogy in our classrooms as an additional path of teaching and learning for music students.

Less Tech » More Mindset

We discuss the value and benefits for learning and personal growth by completing the Google educator certifications. Our guest Theresa Ducassoux shares the process of becoming a Google Innovator. Her project TACET offers strategies and encouragement for music teachers self-care and well-being.

Self-Care and Balance

This episode, and particularly the tone of this season, focuses on identifying the status of the health and well-being of both our students and their teachers. As the academic year comes to an end, typically at a time of summative assessments, festivals, and concerts, Martina gives us an important idea to consider: be "relentlessly kind" with our students.

The Dawn of a new Era

In this episode, Chad and Stephen return for Season 2 in the midst of one of the world’s infectious pandemics in over 100 years: the COVID-19 virus. Every academic institution nearly across the globe has been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Distance/Remote Learning is the new norm as educators scrambled to turn years of curriculum into online modules. This episode attempts to document a state-of-the-state in Education in April 2020.

Copyrights and Copywrongs!

In this episode, Chad and Stephen have a conversation with John Mlynczak of Noteflight/Hal Leonard about copyright in the digital age, and how it can be used with current Learning Management Systems (LMS).

#PD

In this episode, Chad and Stephen discuss professional and personal development and moving classroom authority from teacher led to student-led. The Tech Tools of the Week are Music Player for Google Drive and EdPuzzle.

Philosophizing

In this episode, Chad and Stephen discuss the “traditions” of the performance-based classroom and how they can be a roadblock to trying new things such as scheduling, performances and implementing the technology. The Tech Tools of the Week are Google Keep and Screencastify.

Two Dudes at a Conference

In this episode, Chad and Stephen discuss how they met on the conference circuit; the difference between Electronics and Technology; and things that stand in the way of adding technology to performance-based classrooms. Be sure to check out the tech tools of the week Flipgrid and Padlet!

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