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Teacher Spotlight: Keith Pender, Baltimore School

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Keith Pender is a K-12 Music teacher at the Baltimore School Complex in Ferryland, Canada. Assisting Students Beyond the Classroom Edmodo provides a virtual classroom environment that enables the teacher to help […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Women’s History Month: Nadia Boulanger, Composing Comprehension

While honoring the contributions of women throughout history, it’s important to note that March is also “Music in Our Schools” month. In recognition of both, we want to celebrate one woman’s commitment to getting students in tune with their own rhythm. Born into four generations of the French Conservatory, Nadia Boulanger was the first woman […]

General - Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Mood Swings: Using Lyrics to Teach Contrasting Writing Concepts

Sometimes I can sneak up on my students like a metaphorical ninja and before they know it, I have dropped some literary terms into their brains. A throwing star of knowledge right in the face. Music is something that allows that to happen. They do not realize they are learning something as boring as literary […]

Activities & TipsGeneralTeacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Allusions of Grandeur: Teaching Critical Thinking Through the Music of Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is the greatest songwriter in the universe. Some people might argue that choosing such a person is a subjective process, but trust me: this is just a fact. His style varies and the music does not fit neatly into any category, but it is all good. Ritter’s songs are poetic. His lyrics are […]

Activities & TipsGeneralNews & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Drawing Conclusions: How Weezer Helps Teach My Students About Inferences

My students know the concept of inferencing. They can define it for me. They can even tell me the difference in an inference and a simple observation. But when I looked at the data from last year’s test, I saw they performed poorly on questions that required inferencing. I know that I need to have […]

Activities & TipsGeneralTeacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014