Thursday, June 30, 2011

Notes and Neurons, Mozart & Einstein

I get puzzled by why so many people (often politicians and all too often, school officials) claim that we need more of an emphasis on math and science in our schools because we as a nation are falling so far behind other countries in the world in  grade-level tests 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Play is the work of children.

In this discussion, I want to talk about one of the most effective instructional strategies for student learning that I am aware of.  This model  has received enormous attention and research over the last few decades, and has been utilized by knowledgeable  educators for years.  


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Drama In The Classroom

One of the statements that I made in my last blog is a little difficult to understand without some background.  The statement suggested that an infusion of the arts into teaching is how we all learn, all the time.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Current state; Identity

Hello - Let me introduce myself.  My name is Ron Zell.  I am a former California k-8, public school music teacher.  Believe it or not, once upon a time,