Maritsa Madias-Kalasz teaches in Dearborn, Michigan. She is a music teacher who specializes in special needs students, including the population of her school who are low achieving and English Language Learners. Maritsa is a master teacher who believes in teaching IN and THROUGH music at the same time. She really understands that good music learning patterns the brain for all learning. That teaching in one language builds neural pathways with other languages if the connection is made intentionally.
Maritsa send an e-mail that said, “CMM 4 linguistic lesson – great work!” The students have created their own versions of body percussion patterns to go with a song. They read and followed specific directions, working together and solving a specific problem. Take a look by clicking the underlined words below.
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