Luck is not chance, it’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned. ~ Emily Dickinson

Mr. Ahrens teaches band & choir at Bear River High School in Grass Valley, CA.


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Teachers Teach – Technology Supports

While there is a general agreement that the effects of technology within the classroom have been beneficial, it is clear that there have been efficacy failings for a variety of reasons. Access to the best and most recent technologies is not available to most teachers. Few teachers or administrators have had a clarifying vision on technology. This should include research into and implementation of technologies that have the greatest impact on student learning. . . . → Read More: Teachers Teach – Technology Supports

Tech Innovations in Music Education

The topic chosen for discussion recently on the Twitter hashtag #MusEdChat was: “What innovations in Music Education have occurred over the last 10 years? What impact has it had on teachers/students?” There have been PLENTY of innovations recently. I thought I would write a reflection on the topic in a forum that allows . . . → Read More: Tech Innovations in Music Education