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A Band Director Challenge: Discipline.
The last thing that a band director wants to do is turn a
student off to music because they spend too much time redirecting students during class.
As a middle ...
Posted Feb 24, 2013, 11:50 AM by Andrew Shaw
A Challenge for My Musicians!Mr. Shaw’s 60 Day Practice ChallengeHere’s how it works:
I challenge you to practice music for 60 consecutive days.
Each day you must
practice at ...
Posted Jan 8, 2013, 11:41 AM by Andrew Shaw
A Teacher's Reaction to Sandy HookA Teacher’s Reaction
On Friday afternoon after following news updates on the
awful events that took place in Newtown, Connecticut my aunt had sent my
younger sister and I ...
Posted Dec 16, 2012, 8:42 AM by Andy Shaw
Organization for First Year TeachersOne of the biggest tests you face in the first few years of teaching is your ability to organize and to stay organized.Organization doesn't just start with file ...
Posted Dec 8, 2012, 5:27 PM by Andy Shaw
Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who
scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build
batteries, generators and transmitters ...
Posted Nov 24, 2012, 8:09 AM by Andy Shaw