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July 15, 2014

I don’t think I fully realized that my idea of an “ideal class video” consists of controlled, quiet children listening intently.  This isn’t that kind of video.  My colleague, Emily Lau, videotaped portions of what seemed like a pretty challenging class.  Sometimes, when life gives you “rowdy,” you...

March 15, 2014

“Teaching beauty should be our highest priority.”

– Marvin Blickenstaff

I’d like to start this article with a question; a question that was posed to a group of teachers by Marvin Blickenstaff during a recent workshop in Austin, TX.  He asked the attendees of this workshop about our most recent lessons...

February 27, 2014

“Successful teaching at the early levels means three stages: Preparation, Presentation, and Reinforcement “ – Marvin Blickenstaff

Below is a list of  phrases or activities that might be seen or heard in a lesson.  See if you can decide which item belongs in each of these three categories:  Preparatio...

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