Dr. Grennor provides a variety of dynamic educational consulting services tailored to meet every schools needs, including:
- Recruitment Services
- Curriculum Development
- One-day workshops on a variety of topics
- Onsite professional development – clinics or workshops
- Side by side mentoring
- Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), ongoing coaching and support
How can we help our students become more resilient, engaged learners?
Decades of research has shown that when students have certain key beliefs or “mindsets,” they are more motivated to work hard, they put more effort into their schoolwork, and they show increased achievement in all subject areas. Having a growth mindset has been shown to reliably predict persistence and effort.
With keen insight into teaching improvisation to middle schoolers, Dr. Grennor will share innovative strategies and materials that will help music educators overcome the common challenges of getting their students to improvise confidently and melodically. This workshop will provide techniques for incorporating jazz improvisation as a regular part of every jazz band rehearsal. This session will provide the music educator with new ideas and free materials that will help your students solo like a pro! Participants are encouraged to bring their instrument.
Poster Session Title: Effects of Instrumental and Choral Music Instruction on Achievement in Mathematics and English-Language Arts
Presented at the NAFME Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, April 6, 2017
The purpose of the research study was to determine the extent to which participation within music instruction related to increased mathematics and English-language arts achievement and the extent to which music students were actually demonstrating achievement in mathematics and English-language arts.