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Re: Student playing vs Teacher Talking
I donít agree with rigid timing and minimizing of music teacher talk time. To be fair, I have listened to some music teachers talk (yell, whine, gossip, etc.) and agree that the less they talk, the better off the class would be, and thatís a shame. On the other hand, talking is certainly a part of effective teaching, and talking is one of the ways teachers inform, encourage, inspire, and...educate. If you have a desire to talk in your music classrooms and youíre worried you may talk too much about something, then just plan it into your lesson as a part of the lesson. Your metric, as always, is how much learning occurs. Youíre the teacher.