Teacher Resources: Rubrics

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A rubric is a scoring tool that teachers use to assess student learning after a lesson. Using a set of criteria and standards (directly tied to the stated learning objectives), educators can assess each student’s performance on a wide variety of work, ranging from written essays to class projects. http://k6educators.about.com/od/educationglossary/g/grubric.htm

Teacher Resource: Why is the Violin so Hard to Play?

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When you pluck a note on a guitar string, there isn’t very much that can go wrong. You may not play the right note at the right time, of course, but a single note will always come out at the expected pitch, and sounding reasonably musical. When a beginner tries to play a violin, things… Continue reading Teacher Resource: Why is the Violin so Hard to Play?