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General Music Practical? Keyboards!

You’ve inherited 25 students for general music or KS3 class coming from different schools,¬†backgrounds and experience levels. Students expect practical music experiences as the major part of the curriculum.¬†Rightly so – it is the best way to understand music, to

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Posted in Emotional intelligence, Key Stage 3, keyboard, metacognition, Music Education, Pianists, Piano, primary

Thrive! Linking intrinsic motivation, mindset and metacognitive processes

On January 27, 2016 I had the opportunity to present a keynote speech to the 150 staff at Ballarat Grammar School. The title (above) provided great scope to investigate the psychology and practicality of generating a rich self-directed learning environment. Few

Posted in character, metacognition, mindset, motivation, Music psychology, primary, Uncategorized