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MICHAEL GRIFFIN

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Michael Griffin

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Michael Griffin has contributed articles and papers to a number of professional publications. Please contact Michael if you are interested in including his work in your digital or hard copy publication.

The REAL Impact of Praising Children

The REAL Impact of Praising Children

Many people intuitively believe that praise leads to high self-esteem and a feeling of specialness, which in turn results in greater prospects for success and happiness. Do the facts support this? Surprisingly, links between high self-esteem and academic performance are questionable at best and seem to lower academic achievement at worst. How can this be?

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Background music in the classroom?

Background music in the classroom?

Background music is used extensively throughout society, in marketing, sports psychology and medicine. It is used to reduce stress, create an illusion, manipulate perception, alter people’s emotional state, and to enhance well-being. What about background music in class?

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Five Lessons from Surfing in Bali for Music Teachers

Five Lessons from Surfing in Bali for Music Teachers

I’m presently in Bali for business and pleasure. I’ve taken up surfing, and the challenge and difficulty reminds me of the learning and teaching process for mastering music. Am I getting a bit old for this? Isn’t surfing for younger, more agile people?

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Teacher Mindsets

Teacher Mindsets

Articles MICHAEL GRIFFIN Articles Michael Griffin ;   In educational psychology, much is said about the importance of cultivating growth mindsets in students. And rightly so, because students with a growth mindset work harder,... read more
The Glorious World of Choir

The Glorious World of Choir

Those of us in the choral world witness first-hand the glorious and wide-ranging benefits of group singing. But not everyone understands how choral activity can transform people. If you are required to justify why choir is deserving of a place in the schedule or curriculum, the notes here may assist your case.

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MICHAEL GRIFFIN

M. Ed Studies, B.Ed.

A. Mus. A

Adelaide, South Australia

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michael@professional-development.com.au

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