Meeting students' needs : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Authors
Powell, Joel A.
Advisor
Turner, Kristin M.
Issue Date
2009
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Thesis (B.?.)
Department
Honors College
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Abstract

I attempt to explain how all educators, including myself, can alter our teaching approaches and methods with children in order to maximize the students' learning experiences. I utilize DVD technology to bring this actual process to life in a real and tangible manner. Reflective analyses and in-depth discussion are within and follow each lesson, as each student's journey has been documented through individual portions of the DVD. Physical strategy guides also accompany the DVD and condense all of the collected teaching strategies for the respective student. Unfortunately, many music educators today believe that teaching music is a "one-size fits-all" ordeal. Teaching music, however, does not work this way. Every child responds differently to respective teaching methods. I desire to learn how to better meet the needs of individual students in order to better differentiate my teaching approach and tailor music instruction to the student.