music education

2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the conference. Justification Toolkit is now availableSponsorship opportunities are available.

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Five Must-Haves for a Successful School Year

Five Must-Haves for a Successful School Year Toward a Smooth Transition from Summer to Fall By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo   It’s that time of year when teachers ask . . . Back to school? Already?!?! Although for most traditional school calendars educators get 8-10 weeks of summer, it never seems to be enough. If you’re like me, the week before we head back gets tainted as well. Every day I gently gripe that this is the last (insert day of the week here) I have off—to the point that…

Alan Lomax

From the Library of Congress: “For Our 500th Post, Folklife Today Bids You Good Night (But Not Goodbye!)”

For Our 500th Post, Folklife Today Bids You Good Night (But Not Goodbye!)   By Stephen Winick The full article first appeared on the Library of Congress “Folklife Today” blog.   Way back when Folklife Today celebrated our 100th post, I highlighted one of Alan Lomax’s collecting triumphs, the disc numbered AFS 100. For this, our 500th post, I thought I’d do a similar story about AFS 500. This disc was also recorded by Alan Lomax, during a field trip to the Bahamas in 1935 which also featured collectors Zora Neale…

Planning the “Perfect” Professional Portfolio

Planning the “Perfect” Professional Portfolio By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox, PMEA Retired Member Coordinator and Chair of Council for Teacher Training, Recruitment, and Retention© 2018 Paul K. Fox This article first appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here.   Prospective music teachers: Here’s how to create an online employment profile/dossier: “In short, creating a portfolio involves reflection, collection, selection, and connection.” Read more. To quote Cheryl Frazes Hill in “A Portfolio Model for Music Educators” in Music Educators Journal, Vol. 95, No. 1 (September 2008), pp. 61-72, “The portfolio used in education is an organized…