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Great Teachers in Action


Spark meaningful conversations by asking questions, observing responses, and reflecting on the process with your students as you move through it.

Great Teachers In Action: Creative Musical Thinking

Teaching artist Richard Mannoia inspires deeper listening skills by playing a piece and considering ways to describe and interpret it as a group through a series of activities and questions.

Class Type: Vocal or Instrumental
Grade: K–12
Focus: Professional Development

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