West Marion Elementary Home Page
« July 2014 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

 

Music - Mr. Moore has been activated
Music - Mr. Moore
Instructor: Benjamin Moore   
Music class with Mr. Moore is singing, dancing, listening, playing, exploring, and learning.

We perform and experience music of many styles and historical periods.

We connect music to our culture and other cultures.

Special emphasis is placed upon bolstering language skills and learning to read music.

Music class with Mr. Moore is quite serious.  Despite rumors to the contrary, sillyness and smiling are discouraged.
Class Announcements
Welcome back to music class! "Lets get our singin' on!"
“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them—a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” –Gerald Ford, former President, United States of America

Did You Know?
A ten-year study, tracking more than 25,000 students, shows that music-making improves test scores. Regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students get higher marks in standardized tests than those who had no music involvement. The test scores studied were not only standardized tests, such as the SAT, but also in reading proficiency exams.
Source: Dr. James Catterall, UCLA, 1997

Did You Know?
The world's top academic countries place a high value on music education. Hungary, Netherlands and Japan stand atop worldwide science achievement and have strong commitment to music education. All three countries have required music training at the elementary and middle school levels, both instrumental and vocal, for several decades. The centrality of music education to learning in the top-ranked countries seems to contradict the United States' focus on math, science, vocabulary, and technology.
Source: 1988 International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IAEEA) Test

Did You Know?
Music training helps under-achievers. In Rhode Island, researchers studied eight public school first grade classes. Half of the classes became "test arts" groups, receiving ongoing music and visual arts training. In kindergarten, this group had lagged behind in scholastic performance. After seven months, the students were given a standardized test. The "test arts" group had caught up to their fellow students in reading and surpassed their classmates in math by 22 percent. In the second year of the project, the arts students widened this margin even further. Students were also evaluated on attitude and behavior. Classroom teachers noted improvement in these areas also.
Source: Nature May 23, 1996

Discussion Topics
Class Contacts
+ Mr. Moore
Click on name to see details.
Mr. Moore's thoughts
 Moore Phil of MSED.pdf
Mr. Moore's MUSIC teaching philosophy.
 Moore Phil of Teaching.pdf
Mr. Moore's teaching philosophy in a nutshell.
Upcoming Events
No "Upcoming Events" exist(s)
Music - Mr. Moore Calendar
            2012-2013 Schedule:
Our April musical this year will be "Disney Dazzlers!" with our own Mrs. Talbert directing.

Please stay tuned for more information about clubs as soon as our schedule is available.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   In Japanese  In Korean  En français  Auf Deutsch  In italiano   No português  En español  In Russian  
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2014 - Educational website content management