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#139: A Guide to Using Video in Your Online Teaching

Video has become a staple of our everyday lives. Get an inside look at the best ways to use video in your online classroom.

#138: How to Approach Online Discussions from a Macro and Micro View

There are various benefits to online discussions, including teaching students how to interact and skills like conflict resolution.

#137: How Radical Depersonalization Can Improve Your Teaching

Have you ever felt attacked by a student’s feedback about your teaching? Learn how radical depersonalization can help teachers better understand the needs of students and even help get to know students better.

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“Hansen’s book is an essential guide for anyone teaching a music appreciation course online. Those who are new to teaching will find all the essentials outlined, including helpful examples of teaching and testing strategies. Those whose experience is limited to the classroom will perhaps find this book even more valuable, as it clearly and systematically shows how teaching online is different, providing all the guidance necessary to make an online class successful.”

— Robin Wallace, author of Take Note: An Introduction to Music through Active Listening

“Hansen provides a comprehensive guide to teaching music appreciation online. From how to think about it, to specific issues of planning and design, to a broad spectrum of practical and creative techniques and strategies, she creates a detailed roadmap for effective online instruction in music appreciation. This volume will be an invaluable resource for anyone teaching music appreciation online.”

— Judith Bowman, Professor of Music Education & Music Technology, Duquesne University

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Just as a general philosophy defines one's purpose in life, a teaching philosophy can give purpose to one's online teaching. 

- Hansen, Teaching Music Appreciation Online, Oxford University Press (2020)