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.
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.
I can be brave and try my best 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 may be needed.
When I'm confused, I like my teacher to demonstrate again or try another way.
Happy and relaxed students 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 discover and experience for themselves.
When I discover something for 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.
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 learn something new.
Develop an endless capacity to improvise and create situations that help all students succeed.
I like it when my teacher 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.
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.
I enjoy learning new things and remembering them.