Professional Development for Teachers

  • Consider ways you can incorporate music-based lessons in your class. How would you plan the material? What resources would you use? How would students benefit?
  • Think of ways you can use music to help make your teaching more effective; for example, to bridge language barriers or developmental gaps.
  • Consider how music impacts learning and behavior in your students’ daily lives. For example, do they memorize the words of advertising jingles or imitate clothing styles based on popular music? How can you use this learning process to focus their interest on classroom subjects?
  • As a group, visit a performance of your local symphony or chamber orchestra. Reflect on how the experience affected you. What would have made the experience more interesting or the music feel more familiar? How would you approach a similar experience with your students?