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Formative assessment – freeing ourselves from the stress to assess

A really quick post (I’ve got moderation to do…) just to offload some of the thoughts in my head about assessment… Sometimes – or even a lot of the time – we need to assess things that don’t look like … Continue reading

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What’s going on in my classroom: spring 2017… quite a lot on assessment but other stuff too

In case you’re at all interested, I thought it might be good to return to the ‘what I’m up to at the moment’ theme – because so many music teachers are so isolated in their work, it’s always nice to … Continue reading

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What’s going on in my classroom right now

One of the problems with music teaching is that we so often work in very small departments that we rarely see other music teachers teach. So we plough on, reinventing our wheels on a weekly basis. In the spirit of … Continue reading

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Assessment, reporting and shitistics

Hmmm. This topic slooshes in and out of my consciousness on a regular basis, and I have been prompted to write a post on it today by some questions from my venerable friend John Kelleher and re-reading of this blog … Continue reading

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My classroom revisited

I have previously written here about the layout of my classroom. I have recently reorganised my classroom, to make better use of the space. Here is a mini-tour of the improvements: Building the platform has been a revelation – more storage, … Continue reading

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Welcome to my classroom

Following Jackie Schneider’s post yesterday in which she shows us her rather lovely classroom, I thought I would jump right in and show you mine. Here it is – welcome to my world: As a bonus feature I thought I’d show … Continue reading

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So many ways of thinking about music

I can’t think of any other subject where there is so much variation in the way that people think about it. This video from Adam Neely, my current favourite musical YouTuber, has formalised something that I’ve been thinking about for … Continue reading

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