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February 2, 2015

Our students are desperate for affirmation; they need to know when they’ve done a job well. Communicate this well and often.

– Marvin Blickenstaff

This statement resonates with me. Can you relate? Have you ever felt desperate for affirmation? I admit that I crave affirmation. Words of affirmation can...

British composer, Malcolm Arnold, once said, “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.”  Singer-songwriter, Billy Joel, writes, “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touc...

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