Tag Archives: collaboration

3 years later

Sometimes, you need to step away; and, I stepped away for nearly three years. Here is what I’m currently working on: Engagement For decades, it has been widely agreed that engagement in schools refers to students’ behaviors with which they intensely … Continue reading

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confront v. confrontation

Glaser (2005) reframes issues around confrontation to say, “Confronting the truth takes courage. Yet, it doesn’t have to be confrontational.” When considering collaborations, she outlines how confrontations can manifest, suggesting that the confrontations stem from “I-centric” thinking. For a few … Continue reading

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alternatives to school-based

The recreation and leisure services profession in the US is one whose primary purpose is to “generate significant public support for (the recreation movement) in order to advance the development of best practices and resources that will make parks and … Continue reading

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Beyond the confines

Music teachers are in precarious situations.  Over the decades, music education professional organizations have formalized and worked to establish purposes, have argued both utilitarian and aesthetic philosophies of music education, and have collaborated with other arts agencies to inform our … Continue reading

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Music for everyone!

Music must have a place in everyone’s life; it is an ordinary experience for all. Historically significant musicians, including composers Carl Orff, Paul Hindemith, Zoltan Kodaly, and Percy Grainger agreed that music had to have a place in everyone’s life … Continue reading

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Options

There are agencies in the community with the purpose of training students on music instruments. These agencies may or may not identify as professional recreation agencies, given the misunderstanding of the recreation profession. According to the Music For All Foundations … Continue reading

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Where am I going with this?

The topic of collaborative alternatives to music ed is both personal to me as the author and as a professionally credentialed music teacher, and it has situated itself as a professional development concern. I am a 12-year music education veteran … Continue reading

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