What is the most powerful thing to teach all children?

The most powerful thing to teach all children We parents care deeply about giving our children the best chances possible.  But we share similar fears:  What if they get in with the wrong crowd?  What if they are not as resilient as we wish?  What if they lose their confidence and their way? As long…

Can we redesign music education?

What if we could redesign music education? A designer’s goal is to make experiences simple, intuitive and accessible.  It’s all about creating an effective user experience. In many first lessons, teachers start with a symbolic language of staff, treble clef, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, etc.  The sheer amount of information is so great…

Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it’s talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these. Behind all of this is something that is more important – the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) has shown that there are two different mindsets among…