Kris Shaffer, Ph.D. (Yale University, 2011), is Instructor of Music Theory at the University of Colorado–Boulder and Editor for Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing. He is also the lead author of Open Music Theory.

Recent articles

Educating Modern Learners

I’ve written three pieces recently for the journal Educating Modern Learners. The first two are behind a paywall, but the third... –

My new social media POSSE

Several of my friends and colleagues have been critical of their social media experience recently — Twitter in particular. One ... –

bell hooks and spiritual pedagogy

To educate as the practice of freedom . . . comes easiest to those of us who teach who also believe that there is an aspect ... –

Essential reading on education

These are, I think, books and articles that all educators should read. At least, they have been important in developing my phil... –

I'm writing a book...I think

I want to write a book about education. The focus will primarily be on making a case against a number of industrial-era educati... –

2014 in words

A lot happened in 2014, and a lot was written about it. Here are the highlights from my work and, far more substantially, the w... –