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Lesson Plan proposal: Using the “Thinking Interdependently” Habit of Mind to Play Music Better

Dear Colleague, This summer, I participated in a professional learning experience with LUTE-STE(A)M at CUNY Lehman College. I learned a lot about frameworks of learning which promote computational thinking, student-driven success, and multimodal literacy. There was a lot to think about and to consider how to apply this material in the music classroom, and in this letter I’d like to […]

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Descriptive Review of a Broken Child: Raheem

Physical Presence and Gesture Raheem is a 12-year old, (presumably) African-American student from upper Manhattan. As I was his substitute teacher, I knew very little about his family life. I had heard that he lives with his mother and father, the latter whom I believe is not his birth father. Raheem has occasionally mentioned staying with his grandmother. He also […]

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Using Habits of Mind to Play Music Better

Hello! My name is Jesse and I am a music teacher with a background in creative approaches. I’ve chosen three of Costa’s Habits of Mind to summarize myself as a teacher and also my approach to learning. Hopefully these will paint an accurate portrait of what it might be like to study with me. Firstly, is the Habit of Listening […]

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