Category Archives: Education

  1. ‘Mind the Gap’ — Develop Cultural Competence

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    June 9, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    Conversation

    The alleged “skills gap” dominates conversations about the relationship between education and work. Peter Smirniotopoulos and his co-author Natalie Pregibon …
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  2. “Super Competence” and the Death of Management

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    February 7, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    Wynton w horn GRH

    “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after …
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  3. Jazz and Management in Practice

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    February 3, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra

    On Sunday, January 26, 2014, the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO) performed its weekly gig, the jazz brunch at one …
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  4. Gigging in Australia: Project-based Learning via Kickstarter

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    January 13, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    Gigging in Australia

    Full disclosure – my son, Emilio, launched (with my help) a Kickstarter campaign to raise money so he can participate …
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  5. Cultivating Creativity in Classroom, Jazz & in Business

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    October 26, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    unleash-creativity

    Creativity is not a skill but cultivating it is. As an educator, I facilitate the student’s learning process; identifying, bringing …
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  6. You Don’t Have to be a Musician to Swing

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    October 2, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    The response to the new Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp for Adults has been substantial. I am delighted so many of …
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  7. Albert Murray’s Influence Beyond the Blues

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    September 9, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Albert Murray, the Strand Bookstore

    Albert Murray was 97 when he passed away in his Harlem apartment on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 7:30PM. It …
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  8. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea

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    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    http://www.ru.my-walls.net

    This is a tumultuous time in the US. The Sanford, Florida, trial that let a murderer walk free reinforced various …
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  9. Killing our Competitive Edge

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    July 14, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Rio

    The outrage over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin is a reminder of the continued …
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  10. SeminArts: cultural education

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    July 4, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    dance - Alvin Aliey

    Cheating is a pervasive in our educational system; ok, yes, and in so many other areas of recent angst such …
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