On October 20th, 2021, Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi died at the age of 87. As an educator and performer, I read his book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experiencemany years ago. I will definitely add that to my read list in the coming months. If you are not familiar with his writings, check out this TED Talk from 2004 and check out his books.
“Percussion Education Reads” Returns! It has been too long since I have written on my blog and I am going to do my best to post at least one thing per week for the rest of the year. Here are some articles that I have enjoyed reading this week. I am looking forward to connecting with you. Please feel free to send me article recommendations. Leave a comment below. Have a great week! (more…)
For the past 3 weeks, we have been working at home while our kids have been on their Chromebooks attending their virtual classroom. As a parent, I am grateful to the teachers who are doing their best to educate our children. We have to remember to be patient with the technology and do our best to help our students succeed in this stressful environment. Good luck and breathe!! (more…)
It is hard to believe that September is just around the corner. Even more difficult to believe is that most students are starting school from home. This Fall is going to be unlike any other Fall that we have experienced. Make the best of it. Take care of yourself. Breathe. Wear your mask when you are in public. We can do this! Just think of the parties that will occur when we are all back together!! Here are some articles to check out. Please let me know if you have any articles that I can add in the future. (more…)
I am embarrassed to say that it has been over a year since I wrote a “Percussion Education Reads” blog post. I don’t want to make an excuse for not posting. Instead, I want to post some of the things I have read that have made a lasting impression. For the remainder of the year, my goal is to post two “Percussion Education Reads.” If you have something that you enjoyed reading, please forward it to me and I will check it out. I hope everyone is well! (more…)
The first three months of 2019 are over and I wrote this Percussion Education Reads with some articles about goals. Did you set up goals at the beginning of the year? How are you progressing? One of my goals was to read more and that is going well. One of the books I have been reading is The Bullet Journal Method. (If you are not familiar with the Bullet Journal, refer to my blog post Percussion Education Reads – 6/3/18.) For me, this is the perfect tool for planning, tracking and scheduling. It doesn’t matter how you track your goals, just do it! (more…)