• 6-8 Middle School
  • Designing Student-Centered Curriculum

    How can we better integrate our students’ interests, ideas, and needs when we develop arts curriculum? When and where can we encourage them to take the wheel and drive their own learning (without sacrificing depth or discipline)?  explore ways to activate and increase student voice, choice, and leadership engage in hands-on practice with Responding and Connecting strategies […]

  • 21st Century Music
  • Podcasting: Content & Themes

    As part of middle school electives I am currently running a course on podcasting. Beyond the technical proficiency required, the most important part of podcasting would be content. Generating topic, ideas, and themes is essential. We spent the last few periods running through the gamut of brainstorming activities to think of what is important to not just the audience, but […]

  • 21st Century Music
  • K-pop Listening Lesson

    K-pop (abbreviation of Korean popular music or Korean pop; (케이팝) is a music genre originating in South Korea, characterized by a wide variety of audio-visual elements. Although it includes all genres of “popular music” within South Korea, the term is often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music drawing inspiration from a range of styles and […]