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Let It Go

At this time of year when we can feel somewhat overwhelmed by all our obligations, we often start thinking, or hoping, that next year will be better. I think it is more valuable to just let everything go. Let go … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Music

Recently I read another report (thanks to the guys at Welcome to Music) about the benefits of music education for children. This was written by Tom Barnes on 17th February 2015 and appeared in http://www.mic.com. He cites many sources of … Continue reading

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Technology and Kids

My favorite piece of equipment is my iphone. I just love the convenience of it, the fact that I can get my emails on it, contact friends, especially those overseas, via facebook, Whatsapp and WeChat, not to mention all the … Continue reading

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Music AND Movement

When children are in the music class, or doing a music activity in the classroom, the class often includes movement, the purpose of which is either to teach a musical outcome like beat or tempo or for the affective aspect … Continue reading

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The Importance of Recess Time

We all know that our brains can’t concentrate for long periods of time at a stretch and that frequent breaks are, therefore, necessary. For children, this is even more so. I was reading an interesting article published in Return to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Dance in Schools

I am always going on about the creative and performing arts being an essential part of the curriculum because it develops the whole person so it was good to read the article (and watch the Ted talk video) by Sir … Continue reading

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When Experts Get It Wrong

As teachers, we are expected to be the fonts of all knowledge where children are concerned. From a parent’s perspective, guidance is often needed and so there is an unwritten expectation that teachers will make suggestions to parents when required. … Continue reading

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