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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”- Plato
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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 Challenge Here’s how it works: Starting TODAY, 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 Hook A 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 Teachers One 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
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**Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an 

education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.**