Through my years of teaching and school administration I have spent hours and hours trying to make the curriculum and content I was responsible for delivering fit the children under my care, desperately trying to differentiate my lesson plans so that they could access the learning at their level.
Teacher: We’re going to learn about The Baroque period today, including such great composers as Bach, Handel, Scarlatti and so on. Student: Why? Teacher: Why?….well,…because it’s a very important period in musical history. Student: Why is it so important and aren’t there hundreds of… Continue Reading “Backwards Design in the Music Classroom”