Motivation: Growth, self-beliefs, and attributions, oh my…

This week I had theĀ pleasure of giving an invited talk for the IU student chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (IU SNATS). I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work with extremely fine singers and committed vocal pedagogues on a regular basis in my courses and very much enjoyed speaking with the… Read More Motivation: Growth, self-beliefs, and attributions, oh my…

Strategies and considerations for assessment in music education

I am fortunate to have had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel on assessment practices in music education this morning at the Indiana Music Educators Professional Development Conference. The panel consisted of three terrifically dedicated and incredibly intelligent teachers: Lisa Sullivan, Mohawk Trails Elementary School Laura E Helms, Bloomfield JR/SR High School (choral emphasis)… Read More Strategies and considerations for assessment in music education

Research reads to keep you warm on cold winter nights

Because, really, what’s more comforting in the middle of winter than curling up with a great book on quantitative research design and/or statistical analysis! šŸ™‚ This semester I have the pleasure of teaching a course on quantitative research methods for music education. In preparation for this class, I’ve been looking at all kinds of resources… Read More Research reads to keep you warm on cold winter nights

Ed Policy and Music Teacher Preparation

This weekend I had the opportunity of co-presenting a session on embedding educational policy issues in music teacher preparation coursework at the bi-annual Symposium on Music Teacher Education in North Carolina. It was a pleasure to work with our newest Jacobs School of Music music education colleague, Dr. Lauren Kapalka-Richerme and IU JSOM alumna, Dr.… Read More Ed Policy and Music Teacher Preparation

Theoretipracticaliexpealidocious

Preface This post includes a few brief, light-hearted thoughts I put out to the music education graduate research colloquium today during our faculty roundtable on the theme of, “Intersections Between Research and Practice.” This event was intended to be an introductory colloquium during which the faculty shared 5- to 7-minute reflections on how they see… Read More Theoretipracticaliexpealidocious