As you might have guessed by the lack of posts here, I've had a busy start to 2012! Today, I'll get back in the swing by sharing a few links to information that I've found interesting and useful in my piano teaching lately.
Why Extrinsic Rewards Are So Bad For Motivation - this post by Tim Topham is making me rethink whether my incentive program is a good idea.
Finale Notepad is now available as a free download.
As I get ready to start a spring composing project with my students, I'm enjoying using Susan Paradis' fun worksheets. Lots Of Goofs is a favorite.
This article is a great prompt for some discussion with older students: "Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry? Science has found the formula."
I'm looking forward to attending a pedagogy symposium this Saturday at The University of Georgia: Start Your Engines! Preparing Your Students For Success. If you're nearby, come on over! It's free!
And finally, here's a funny picture that I bet many of you can relate to as well as I do!