What do I Practice?

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9-22-14What exactly do I practice?
All teachers have had this question. which usually results in the look of “did you really just ask me that?” Followed by your teacher handing you your notebook and saying, “Read it back to me.” Chances are, if it’s in the notebook, you are supposed to practice it. Piano teachers, sometimes unlike our school teachers, understand that we have other things to ...

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4 ways to encourage healthy competition in kids

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Kids have a natural love of competition. Tovah Klein, author of “How Toddlers Thrive,” told NPR that the drive to compete develops in children around the ages of 4 or 5, when they start learning how to categorize.
“And once kids start comparing,” Klein said, “they say, ‘Hey, wait a minute. There are people in the world faster than me. I want to be the fastest.’ Or, ‘I want to be the biggest.’ Or, ‘I want to have the most.’ ...

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