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Brandt Schneider
Attended Oberlin College
Lives in Southbury, CT
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Please be sure all work is posted here on Google+.  Help your classmates by reminding them.  I really don't want to chase work down.  I don't have the patience.

All writing must be done and posted here before class on Monday.
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Sight-reading
I believe I am moving towards my teacher evaluation goal of improving technique and improving sight-reading. I have data of students using Smartmusic and I have been scoring a rubric at least twice per marking period.  In general, I think the data is valid....
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Hello to my blog readers from Great Britain, Canada, and California!! I found that these are the three most active places that my blog is read at. To my readers in Great Britain, how are you? Do you like to play football(socc...
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This white type on black background is tough for me to read.  Why do you think we got visits from the UK?
Most of  the Clustr Map dots are from California, Connecticut, but there are some from Great Britain. There have been a number of page views, but they have decreased because blogger had stopped working for a while and no one ...
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Everyone please comment:

Give this group a grade (A-B-C, etc..) and support that grade with 1-2 sentences.

No, you don't know anything about this group.  This is an exercise.
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These students displayed a lot of good energy. However their vowels were wide and their mouths weren't very "tall." The two girls needed to stop moving because it was distracting me. It was choppy in their phrasing. The inner voices were lost to the lowest and highest voices. Overall I'd give them a B.
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Are you into Lego's? Maybe you like to build stuff. Are you ever bored and just feel like building something? Well now you can! Introducing, Build with Chrome! This is an all new software program from Google where you can bui...
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Good post.  When you know your audience it changes how you write.  Go into blogger stats and try to figure out which post attracted the German readers.
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Give this kid a grade (A-B-C, etc..) and support that grade with 1-2 sentences.

No, you don't know anything about him.  This is an exercise.
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This is a very creative and it caught my total attention.  I give this student an A.  He had a lot of passion within the music he was playing.  The first musical idea  was a fresh sound but the second musical idea was rather generic but he created a specific feeling with the music and the video.
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I have written before about grades.  Our faculty is currently struggling with what a grade means.  Is it a measure of mastery, compliance, or behavior? I would love a system that did away with grades all together.  I do not feel the grade is a measure of ou...
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Music Director and Coach at Seymour High School
Introduction

Brandt Schneider, a native of Newtown, CT, received a BA from Oberlin  College in 1991, a MPA from Syracuse University in 1994, and a Sixth Year degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University in 2008.  While at Oberlin he studied jazz composition with Wendell LoganDonald Byrd, and JJ Johnson and was a four year member of the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble.  He has taught as a music director in Los Angeles, Louisiana, Newtown, and Derby.  He has been selected as the 1993 Jackson High School Teacher of the Year, 1998 Derby teacher of the year, a recipient of the 2002 New Haven Symphony Excellence in Music Teaching Award, and received a 1993 commendation from the State of Louisiana legislature for outstanding teaching.  In 2001 he was designated a Palm Education Pioneer.  While an assistant at Newtown High School the marching band performed in both the Rose Bowl and Citrus Bowl Parades.  He has presented workshops and served as chairman of various Connecticut Music Educators (CMEA) Festivals and Ensembles.  Mr. Schneider is a member ofTeach for America’s Class of 1991.

      After joining the Derby staff in 1996 the performance music program grew from zero to fifteen large ensembles.  Students performed with Jung-Ho Pak, Tom Duffy, Ted Rosenthal, Phil Bowler, Awadagin Pratt, Earl MacDonald, Dan Goble, the Yale Concert Band, and the UConn Jazz Ensemble.  Students attended the 2001 and 2004 IAJE Festival in New York City.  In 2002 both the DHS Jazz Ensemble and Small Ensemble program were selected to perform at the CMEA Conference. In 2005 Mr. Schneider presented a workshop on handheld computers  in Jazz Education at the IAJE conference in Long Beach, CA. 

As a track coach Mr. Schneider has led several teams to league and state titles in Louisiana and Connecticut.  Mr. Schneider currently teaches music at Seymour High School.  

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  • Oberlin College
    History, 1991
  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Education Admin, 2008
  • Syracuse University
    Public Administration, 1994
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