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From Rainsticks to Drums: Lessons Exploring Native American Music

Want to teach students about Native American music but you don’t know how to do so? These detailed lesson plans are designed for the music specialist or the general classroom teacher. Lesson plans for curriculum integration and assessments are included.

Strategies for Teaching Listening Skills for Multicultural Children

As the United States becomes more diverse, so do the country’s schools. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one out of five people speak a language other than English at home. It is not uncommon to have a plethora of languages spoken in a single school district. In order for these multicultural students to succeed academically, they must have good listening skills in the target language (most often English). Creativity and the use of different methods make for strong listening strategies.

Using Podcasts to Teach Music

Teach your middle school or high school students about classical music using a podcast lesson. A step by step lesson plan shows you how to implement this technology in your music classroom. Activities, assessment and Integration into other subject areas are presented.

Use of Learning Styles in Nursing Education

According to an Office of Research publication at Indiana University, “Nursing is a complex profession that requires its practitioners to theorize, analyze and solve problems, and to possess a large repertoire of clinical skills from surgical hand-washing to calculating dosages of medications and other complex patient interventions.” Nurses more effectively process this broad range of tasks by incorporating their own learning style, and that can mean better patient care. Individual learning styles can include visual, auditory and kinesthetic (VAK), right brain and left brain.