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Live Theater Boosts Student Knowledge and Tolerance

Question: What’s the most potentially misleading kind of research? Answer: Research that supports a position you REALLY want to believe. For this reason, I try to be ferociously skeptical of research that sounds really wonderful to me. In this case:

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Do Musicians Really Have Better Memories?

Musicians have better long-term, short-term, and working memory than non-musicians. We don’t know why musician memory is stronger, but we have good hypotheses. Continue reading

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The Potential Benefits of High School Music Classes

Should 9th graders┬ástart music classes–even if they’ve never played an instrument before? Are there academic benefits to studying music? Is 9th grade too late a start to get those benefits? Should my school’s STEM program become a STEAM program? A

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