Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • Enriching our Teaching Practices Through Professional Development

    Author Cynthia Taggart

     

    Cynthia Crump Taggart
    Michigan State University

    Early childhood music and movement educators have chosen to spend their professional energies and resources working to enhance young children’s lives through the arts. We help children to discover their musical voices, to express themselves musically, and to understand the musical expressions of others. Our work is important and makes profound differences in the lives of many children. But, at times in our teaching careers, we need to be revitalized. This revitalization often can occur through professional development. Smith and Haack (2000) establish and discuss the need for the professional development of music educators, stating that “we need to be nourished by new ideas and challenged by modern teaching methods. In short, music teachers who want to stay ‘in the flow’ need to remain in touch with…

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