“We had something that I call the cup of doom, where we put all the kids names on the popsicle stick. I would alternate the test one week we would go Alphabetically you know by last name A to Z and then the next, it was random. But the kids they would start chanting ‘Cup of Doom! Cup of Doom!’, like they couldn’t wait to take the playing tests!”
“Well, we are having this conversation right here and right now because of recent examples of classism. We wanted to have a discussion because most of our practices in music education have small examples of classism whether or not we realize it. But before we get into that, let’s talk about our value-systems.”
every morning when I woke up and I drove into work. I was like, man. How awesome is this. I’m getting paid to do this. And that’s a magical feeling that when you’re doing work, but it is fun work.
I think people think of assessment as testing. But really, Assessment needs to be a culture, you know, it’s about developing a culture in your in your class of of constant improvement you know and and just setting goals.
it is the tension between spontaneity and premeditated planning that enables us to be the most creative and responsive to students musical needs.
“Now that our entire structure for learning has completely and suddenly changed, we need to start thinking about what we CAN create online for students instead of what we can RECREATE online of what we already do.”
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