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Articles By and About Jon Schwartz

Jon Schwartz writes about using music, the arts, and technology to get kids hooked on learning academics. His articles have been published in EdSource, Education Week, and Edutopia. His work has also been the subject of numerous articles and features including The US Dept. of Education’s Teaching Matters newsletter. He is also a fishing writer and photographer whose work has been featured in Nat Geo TV and over ten magazines and coffee table books.

A Bilingual Teacher’s Fishing, Photography, Singing, Travel, Writing, and Curriculum!

  Now that’s a fish, Jon! Teaching Traveling: Get excited, because this interview contains one of … Read More

US Department of Education

Teaching Matters Newsletter

Jon Schwartz, a second grade teacher in California, turns the music of the blues into a thematic teaching … Read More

National Association for Music Education

Singing and Studying the Blues

Teachers looking to set their students down the “Royal Road to Americana”, in the words of … Read More

EdSource (Author Jon Schwartz)

You Reach More Kids Teaching with the Arts

When I tell people I use the performing arts to teach my second grade students, they … Read More

American Blues Scene

Kids Like Blues Are Getting Schooled

Teacher Jon Schwartz started a phenomenally engaging teaching experience using blues music. His kids learn everything … Read More

Edutopia (Author Jon Schwartz)

Music and Tech Can Rock Your Classroom

When I started playing blues songs for my first grade students, I never imagined I was … Read More

San Diego Union Tribune

Students getting in tune with lessons

In Jonathan Schwartz’s classroom at Garrison Elementary School in Oceanside, Johnny Cash teaches geography, Hank Williams … Read More

Education Week

Guitar Hero as Teacher

Meet Jon Schwartz and his creative work using the blues to teach just about everything. Jon, … Read More