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When You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

When You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail The Value of Templates for Lesson Planning By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo As a 37+ year veteran, I say these words…

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Prepare for Next School Year

  Prepare for Next Year Reflection, Excitement, and Initiation Must Start Now By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article was originally published in the May 2017 teacher edition…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

  How Does Your Garden Grow? Cultivating Your Students’ Growth in Music By NAfME Member Jenny L. Neff, Ed.D. This blog post originally appeared on the Zeswitz Music Company website.…

Technology Ideas for Your Music Program and Rehearsals

How to Flip Your Classroom: Technology Ideas for Your Music Program and Rehearsals By NAfME Member Meghan Cabral Article originally published in New York State Band Directors Association’s Band Stand. Classroom…

Three Easy Steps to Classroom Discipline

Three Easy Steps to Classroom Discipline By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. This quote is attributed to Stephen Sondheim.…

A Sneak Peek at REAL (Assessment)

A Sneak Peek at REAL By NAfME Member Melinda Wallace This article first appeared on Melinda Wallace’s blog here I am very excited to present REAL Assessment at NAfME’s National Conference…

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Digital Portfolios in the Music Classroom

Digital Portfolios in the Music Classroom: Capturing Your Students Best Work By Graham Hepburn, sponsored by QuaverMusic   As a music educator, you have a front row seat to witness…

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Student-Created Rubrics in the Music Classroom

  Assess Yourself   Student-Created Rubrics in the Music Classroom   By NAfME Member Heather D. Waters   How might your fourth-grade student describe a “proficient” recorder performance?   Within…