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Learning How to Learn: Support Preschoolers’ Approaches to Learning with Music
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michelle Jamail, Early Childhood Music Specialist and Music Together Teacher, Bluebonnet Montessori School, Lakeway, TX
Sponsored by Music Together
As an educator, you know that young children learn in different ways—they have different learning styles, classroom habits, and attitudes toward learning. These learning behaviors fall under the developmental domain Approaches to Learning, which encompasses not what children learn, but how they learn: how they engage in learning and classroom activities to acquire new information. Having a positive approach toward learning lays the groundwork for development in other domains essential to school and life success.
In this edWebinar, Michelle Jamail, early childhood music specialist and Music Together teacher at Bluebonnet Montessori School of Lakeway, TX, explores the many ways music making very naturally and deeply supports a child’s positive approach toward learning. She also introduces some research on this topic, and explore how music can serve as a lens through which to learn about a child’s attitude and disposition toward learning, as well as their learning style and habits. Learn some accessible music activity ideas that you can use to support children’s positive approaches to learning in your classrooms!
Educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners are invited to watch this recorded edWebinar. Gain strategies for using music to support children’s approaches to learning.
About the Presenter
Since 2007, Michelle Jamail has been leading the music program at Bluebonnet Montessori School of Lakeway, TX. In addition, Michelle is a music specialist for Heartsong Music in Austin, TX, where she works with children birth through age six and their parents and caregivers. Michelle has achieved Certification Level II Status from Music Together Worldwide, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. She frequently presents at national conferences including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and facilitates workshops for state early childhood professional development and training organizations. Michelle studied applied learning and development at the University of Texas in the College of Education.
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At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.