Episode 2: The Future of Music Education 2: Transfer, Understanding and Process

What should be at the heart of learning?  How do we know if students are learning things that will stick with them?  Using the work of Jay McTighe, Grant Wiggins and Judy Willis, this episode highlights how Understanding By Design can transform the way we think about music learning.  With attention to understanding, transfer and process, we can and help students learn more and faster, while using brain-based strategies that will help retention of learning, as well.

Nyssa Brown: I have always believed that anything is truly possible – and my life experience reinforces this belief. I have had the honor of teaching in schools in 5 different countries and facilitating professional development for teachers from 6 continents. And just when my mind and heart seem full, there is a person or an experience that broadens my world even further.


Process Components from the National Core Arts Standards, as displayed in my classroom.

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