Author Archives: jpolberg

As you think you travel, as you love, you attract. – James Allen

J – As you think you travel, as you love, you attract. – James Allen This quote is speaking to me right now and is really the premise for writing… well finishing this post 🙂 I am alive. I gave … Continue reading

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the concert: audience as performer

J – This video is from our January Grades 6-12 Combined Chorus Concert. About 3/4 of the way through our concert I had the Middle School and Upper School Choirs walk right into the audience and taught them all Freedom is Coming (a traditional African … Continue reading

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the concert: – promoting music literacy #1

J – This video contains the Sight Reading segment from the Lower School Concert in December. The audience joined me in an exercise very similar to the one the 4-5ers partake in weekly. WHY DO THIS? 1) TO TEACH THE … Continue reading

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a smattering of thoughts on assessment

J – BEWARE: Read at your own risk. This is a purging of thoughts. Although I am hesitant to follow Rob’s fantastic post- I simply can’t resist! Lately, I can’t stop thinking about assessment…WEIRD, I know (hence the title goober … Continue reading

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the concert

J – Yes, I know it’s a little late. I am feeling a little guilty about taking this long… but here it is. THE CONCERT! Of course most of you know- EVERYTHING that could go wrong in the couple of weeks … Continue reading

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