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Useful hints for ESL teachers: Part 2

Students need extra help understanding facets of language that go beyond grammar and syntax. Teachers may have to make extra efforts to help LEP learners. Teachers can also look at their own cultures as a starting point. Another thing that a teacher can do is let his or...

source: By Douglas Magrath
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Educators use a variety of strategies to guide students through the application process for the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE)—and pick up new strategies for themselves along the way. NAfME ensemble directors and ANHE students share their experiences.

source: By Stephanie Jones

Whether this is your student’s first audition or their hundredth, they are probably a little nervous (or even terrified) about it. Doreen Fryling provides you a handout for your students as they prepare to audition.

source: By NAfME member Doreen Fryling

Having the right attitude, preparing well, and taking each performance seriously will give a great first (and last) impression during a performance. Donna Schwartz compares three experiences and what students can learn from each.

source: By NAfME member Donna Schwartz

While it is virtually impossible to alleviate all stressors for an audition or performance, much can be reduced by one simple action: PRACTICE. Practicing for an audition can be as simple as small groups or individuals playing or singing in front of the rest of the class.

source: By NAfME member Tom Sabatino

The months of February through May can be the most stressful for music educators and specifically for those who lead ensembles. Ensembles are preparing to be assessed at the county, state, and regional levels. If facilitated with integrity, these enrichment opportunities...

source: By NAfME member Lori Schwartz Reichl

The La Salle Catholic College Preparatory Guitar Program is led by Mr. Otto Wild, who serves as the Performing and Fine Arts Department Chair, and Choir, Guitar, and Religious Studies Teacher and Choir Director. Additionally, his school has a makerspace room where they have...

source: By Thomas Amoriello Jr., NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair


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