Four ways neuroscience can inform educational practice

Education stationary. Pencils, notebook, rulers on a desk. Neuroscience and education

Four ways neuroscience can inform educational practice Neuroscience has the potential for improving educational practice. However, there are still major hurdles to overcome in order to make this connection. Neuroscience has provided a lot of new and useful information about whats occurring in the brain during learning activities. However, the difficulty lies in the connection…

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How do teachers stay motivated?

How do teachers stay motivated?

How do teachers stay motivated? Even wondered how a teacher stays motivated or how you motivate yourself to continue teaching? Teaching is a complex activity and no one single answer will suffice. However, there is a growing body of research which provides some direction in how teachers remain motivated and engaged in their teaching. Much…

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Structured versus unstructured music practice strategies.

The effect of piano training

Structured versus unstructured music practice strategies. Barry (1992) investigated the effects on structured versus unstructured music practice strategies for brass and woodwind students between grades 7 and 10. These students were randomly assigned to either a structured practice group or a free practice group for the study. Each group had four practice sessions across two weeks.

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Reward typologies

Music studio teaching

Reward typologies I have written previously why rewarding students in music lessons may not foster true intrinsic motivation. Rewards are complex phenomena and there is more to rewards. According to self-determination theory, rewards are evaluated by students in several ways. These evaluations add some level of prediction about the effect or rewards for students.

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Using extrinsic rewards in the music studio

What predicts level of expertise attained

Using extrinsic rewards in the music studio Studio teachers may employ a variety of techniques to motivate students. These may involve stickers, games, and other incentives to improve the motivation and engagement of the student during the lesson and for practice over the coming week. In essence, teachers are trying to motivate via reward. This…

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