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Teaching Strategies:
The Message In the Music
Maryann Harman with Tom Chapin, Red Grammer, Natalie Wickham

 

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For our guests in this segment, their music is all about the message. Their aim is to deliver powerful positive messages to children about the world and the possibilities it holds. Tune in and hear how they shape and deliver their messages with music.


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Teaching Strategies:
Singing Green: Can Music Save Our Planet?
Maryann Harman with The Banana Slug String Band and Natalie Wickham

 

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Whether we are talking about protecting wildlife, ocean life, forests, the water cycle or ecosystems, our guest has developed engaging ways to teach children about our planet through music.


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Teaching Strategies:
Revisiting The Mozart Effect
Maryann Harman with Don Campbell and Analiisa Reichlin

 

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The term "The Mozart Effect" was first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, and is based on an experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosted students' IQ by 8 to 9 points.


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Understanding the Music Reading Connection
Maryann Harman with John Archambault and Analiisa Reichlin

 

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a bestselling 1989 children's book drawn and written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, The book is notable for its rhyming structure which is reminiscent of the jazz vocal improvisation technique known as scat singing. The book has been credited with helping many young children learn to read and in this segment we interview the author about the music reading connection.


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Surprise! Children Don't Have to Sit Still to Learn
Maryann Harman with Hap Palmer & Deb Cavalier

 

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We hear it all the time, "you need to sit still and pay attention." What is a teacher to do with children who either won't or can't sit still? The answer begins with accepting that students can move and learn and that many learn better when the do.


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