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Seeing the World Through Your Students’ Eyes

Seeing the World Through Your Students’ Eyes

This video essay helps teachers improve the power and effectiveness of their communication in lesson by learning how to see the world through their students' eyes, and how to notice invisible assumptions that are holding back their effectiveness.
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Violin Lessons and Sensory Integration Issues: Ideas for Teachers and Parents

Violin Lessons and Sensory Integration Issues: Ideas for Teachers and Parents

Her fingers fumbled for the notes, and her bow arm was all elbows. By the end of practice she looked and sounded good, but when she picked up her violin the next day it was as though they were starting from scratch.
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What Suzuki Knew, That Took Science 50 Years to Prove

What Suzuki Knew, That Took Science 50 Years to Prove

Being smart is great ... until someone comes along who is better than you. Then you realize, "I don't have what it takes."

But what does it take, actually?
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A Tough Nut to Crack

A Tough Nut to Crack

She could still extend and re-curve her pinky on a pencil. But she had lost her ability to flex her bow hand while actually playing.

Where was the disconnect? An unexpected discovery about knuckles.
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What We Really Teach

What We Really Teach

A child's memory. Each of us have our own, bringing vivid emotions, rich images, pungent smells ... fragments of a past that recedes away from us with each year of grown-up responsibilities and challenges.
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