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Students with Special Needs – Same Expectations, Different Learning

Category: ThePianoMag Blog
Created on Friday, 28 September 2012 12:46

In more than decade of teaching students with autism and other special needs, my students have taught me many things.  Most importantly, I really believe that music doesn’t discriminate and neither should I as a teacher.  And in that vein of thinking, neither should the pedagogy. They have also taught me that when they come to a lesson, I am the person with the special need and they are the average typical students.  I had better learn very quickly to function in their world.

  

Happy New Year!

Category: ThePianoMag Blog
Created on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:27

For students and teachers, this time of year is the beginning of a new adventure. In their school classrooms, students may experience the smell of new crayons, the uncertainty of how their new teacher will accept them, and the joy of seeing their friends again. What questions come to your mind and heart as you begin this academic year? Below are some questions I’ve contemplated for 2012-2013: