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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
It is the school band, comprised of a plurality of students – amateurs – who are participating for many different reasons. Kaplan (1966) refers to Reimer and says that we weaken the position of music education when we provide unnecessary … Continue reading
If we start wishing that things were different without accepting the way things are, then we start to lose touch with the ground, to lose our rootedness, and risk being blown away on the winds of idealism. Peter Merry in Evolutionary … Continue reading
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
I am drawn toward a pluralist perspective on the purpose, importance, and placement of music in our public and private lives. Music education sits at an intersection of interpretive and critical epistemologies. I understand music to be an opportunity that … Continue reading
Another cycle ends and begins…around the country, there is still the sound of bass drums, trumpets, and piccolos wrapping up another session of “band camp”; and, while this isn’t the case for every school, many of us are holding on … Continue reading