Tag: Music Education

Thinking about education as something other than school-shaped ATMs – wsg Mitchell Robinson

Thinking about education as something other than school-shaped ATMs – wsg Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson on Twitter: @mrobmused Mitchell Robinson at MSU: Mitchell Robinson – Associate Professor of Music Education Mitchell Robinson’s campaign website: MitchellRobinsonForStateSchoolBoard.org Mitchell Robinson at Eclectablog: Please stop with the “heartwarming” teacher stories: this is no way to treat professionals Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: How ex-House Speaker Lee Chatfield provided foothold in state government for lobbyists Chris Savage […]

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The Kids Are Alright…

Way back in September–which feels like 10 years when measured in teacher years–I shared my disappointment with my sophomore foundations class that so many of them no longer understood references to the classic teen coming of age movies of the 1980s, like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Snippets from these films, like the ones below… […]

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Michigan All-State High School Orchestra (2010)

Michigan Shouldn’t Scrap Its Arts Requirement for High School Graduation

We are excited to share this guest post from Dr. Ryan Shaw, assistant professor of music education at Michigan State University. Dr. Shaw received his Ph.D. in Music Education from Michigan State University and earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music education from the University of Michigan. His scholarly interests include arts education policy and the ways that policy affects […]

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What you need to know about accountability, tests, and music

What you need to know about accountability, tests, and music

In the past couple of days I’ve seen a number of troubling statements about education and policy-related issues, like standardized testing, from a variety of political leaders. And I keep coming back to the same word to describe how I feel after reading their ideas about the state of public education. Disappointed. One of these statements was from a hopeful […]

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