The author draws on her many years of teaching experience in writing about the pairing of the practical and philosophical in K-6 general music. The purpose of this text is not to tell you what to do in your classroom, but rather to contemplate the issues music educators face and what might improve your teaching.
This text focuses on the following topics:
- Chapter 1 poses questions on the role of the music educator in a school.
- Chapter 2 includes implications and applications of educational theories of thought and research.
- Chapter 3 looks at curricula from a content and skills standpoint with attention to the sequence needed to build musicianship.
- Chapter 4 explores bringing one's heart into teaching without getting crushed and looks at classroom management style.
- Going Inside the Music Classroom
- Who's Inside the Music Classroom?
- What's Inside the Music Classroom?
- Bringing Heart Inside the Music Classroom (Without Getting Hammered)
- Above and Beyond the Music Classroom
- Finding "It" and Staying in the Music Classroom
- Final Thoughts
- Bibliography and Selected Resources