A thought about GCSE Music — Music Education Now

As September creeps forward so secondary school music teachers will have established a sense of purpose and direction in their GCSE classes as they grapple with the new specifications. They are likely to have attended courses run by the examining boards, they will have sample assessment materials along with the guides that accompany and support […]…

Nando’s Take-Away Homework

Originally posted on MusEducation:
This is a great idea – you can let students choose their own task. You can customize it for your students easily…  Have fun! Nandos Takeaway Homework – PDF nandos-takeaway-homework -Word doc ?

Stillness and composure in the Year 3 String Orchestra — Music Education Now

Entering Ely Cathedral on Monday morning there came from under the distant Octagon the sound of a string orchestra rehearsing. I had come to hear 120 seven and eight year-old children playing violins, violas, cellos and double basses. This was the culmination of Ely St Mary’s Church of England Junior School’s participation in the Cambridgeshire […]…

Lesson Planning – help!

Originally posted on MusEducation:
When planning lessons for student with a suitable level of challenge, use these help sheets to make it easier!  Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, it is very useful in getting you thinking about how to challenge your students for better outcomes! I hope it helps! Lesson Objectives Help sheet Critical Thinking Help…

Top 10 Music Apps by Omar Khokher

In our latest blog we welcome back Omar Khokher. Omar is Head of Music at Severn Vale School in Gloucester, and is currently helping MMG with creating a secondary teachers’ network and finding out about the needs of secondary schools around the County. Here Omar tells us about his favourite iPad music apps: “I’m often […]…

Musical Meter Is Everywhere — mr a music place

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed that meter is a concept that many of my students really don’t understand. I discovered this because of improved assessment techniques, so I suspect that this has been the case for some time. As long as I was assessing understanding of meter with head knowledge such as asking […]…

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