How To Teach Perseverance, Grit and Success angela lee duckworth character children curiosity determination grit how children succeed lesson plan ideas mindset parenting perseverance success teaching ted talk Sep 26, 2013

Soft Skills Vs Hard Skills

There's been a lot of talk in the education world of late about the value of the soft skills, emotional and psychological.  These are the skills that are traditionally not tested.  Unlike math or reading or science, these skills are more nuanced.

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Teaching Kids How To Read Music Using Solfège, Hand Signs & Kinesthetic Learning activity for reading music close encounters movie concepts in music curwen hand signs guido de arrezzo how to learn music how to read music john curwen kodaly learning to read music lesson plans music education music lesson music teaching music theory pitch poster printable resources solfege solfeggio teaching music tips for teachers Nov 29, 2012

Teaching young kids to read music is quite a challenge.  I approach through a long process of micro-steps.  It's the reverse of peeling an onion.  It's a layering technique of building up from tiny kernels of understanding, expanding outwards.

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Glenn Gould's Finger Tapping Exercise for Piano Technique alberto guerrero blog early childhood education early music teaching finger tapping glenn gould home schooling ingkavet kids music lessons learning music learning piano music music curriculum music education music for children music for kids music lesson music lessons music teaching park slope piano exercise piano lesson practicing piano suzuki method technique video Feb 09, 2011

Many of you are struggling with playing cleanly and smoothly. This simple technique can help you to relax your fingers to pay more fluidly. Developed by Glenn Gould's mentor and longtime teacher Chilean pianist Alberto Guerrero, it aims to retain a relaxed muscle memory.

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