The Cornerstones are the Philosophy of Music Mind Games

With mindfulness and practice, teachers and parents will bring the spirit, inspiration, and wisdom found in these Cornerstones to the games. As children find success with each step and have fun, they will understand new concepts and want to remember them. Along with eagerness to discover and learn more, confidence blossoms and grows.

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Cornerstones for Teachers

Cornerstones for Students

Without assuming any prior knowledge, believe that every student is brilliant and can learn. 

I am brilliant, and I can learn anything. 

 

 Provide students with the right environment for learning, and they will reveal great ability and intelligence.          
            

I can be brave and try new things when I know what I'm supposed to do.

 

Believe that joyous and satisfying learning is a natural part of life.

Learning new things can be really fun.

 

Successful learning occurs in many small steps rather than a few big steps.

Learning a little bit at a time is easier for me.

 

If students seem confused, it means more repetitions or a different approach is needed.

When I'm confused, I like my teacher to show me again or try another way.

 

Happy and relaxed students will hardly realize they are learning because they are having so much fun.

I feel happy and have more fun when it's easier to learn.

 

Students remember best what they experience for themselves.

When I do something myself it's easier to remember it.

 

Help all students feel successful, and they will want to discover more.

I can wait quietly for other students to figure out answers for themselves.

 

Allow students to learn by providing interesting materials to challenge them without overwhelming them.

 

Neat materials get my attention and make it easier to learn.

 

Strive to be kind, generous and encouraging since mistakes are a natural part of learning.

It's okay to make a few mistakes when I'm learning something new.

 

Develop an endless capacity to improvise and create situations that help all students succeed.

I like it when my teachers thinks of fun ways to make learning easier.

 

Be cheerful, a bit of an entertainer, and have fun yourself.

I learn best when my teacher is cheerful.

 

Be kind, respectful and preserve everyone's dignity by not embarrassing anyone. When students don't know an answer, guide
      them with useful information.

It feels good when I'm kind to other students and respectful to my teacher.

 

Maintain a quick pace to interest and challenge students since they are capable of learning quickly.

I try to pay attention and be enthusiastic so my teacher knows I'm learning.

 

Help students to learn concepts first, then commit them to memory through repetition.

When I can't remember something, it helps to play a game again and again.

 

The true objectives of teachering is to inspire a love of learning and to help students to learn and remember well.

I enjoy learning things and remembering them.