I’m thrilled to share here that my column Off The Podium made its first appearance this week in the October 2016 issue of Choral Director magazine. Off The Podium will be a regular component of Choral Director going forward, featuring the kinds of articles about music education I have been posting here on my blog since March 2015.
And as if this weren’t sweet enough: to launch my column with a splash, I am also featured on the cover!
My column in the October issue features the article Four Practices, which originally appeared here on my blog on March 5, 2016.
Four Practices describes why I avoided punitive and/or rewards systems for behavior management in my work as a teacher, instead choosing to emphasize behavioral ideals (virtues). I used Four Practices for many years in my classroom every day, and believe that they can transform not only your classroom, but also your students’ lives!
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