Books: The Fourth R, Music Transforms the College English Classroom; The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn; Living Literacy through Technology and Music to Develop Self-Efficacy; journaling, blog, wiki; Writing Based on History: Techniques to Teach Writing through History
Painter and Author. I am the author of 25 books on the natioanl market. I am also an oil and watercolor painter. My professional career in teaching began in 1975 at the Northampton Community College. From 1976 to 1979, I served as a Professional Assistant in the Reading –Writing Lab. In 1977, the Center for Adult Learning chose me as the Teacher for Children’s Theatre at the Community College. I have written, directed, and produced four original musicals with children performing of the public between 1977 and 1979. I was awarded an Outstanding Service Award from Project Aware in 1978. In 2004 I received Doctorate of Education from California Coast University. Maryann held positions as Adjunct Faculty for Lehigh Valley Campus of The Pennsylvania State University, Northampton Community College as Adjunct Professor for Department of Arts and Sciences and Distance Learning Department and Adjunct Faculty for Lehigh Carbon Community College. I am Adjunct Professor for Lehigh University and Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland University College Distance Learning.
In 2004, statistical results of case study research suggest that pairing music and linguistic intelligences in the college classroom improves students’ grades and abilities to compose theses statements for research papers in courses that emphasize reading and writing skills (DiEdwardo 2004). In initial study in 2003, Maryann refined Howard Gardner’s (1993) definition of music as a “separate intellectual competence” and compared music intelligence to linguistic intelligence. Furthermore, through acknowledgement of MI Theory, educators infuse cognitive abilities of students by helping them “think” as one of my students suggested. As Howard Gardner suggests, “Very worthwhile. The next step is to figure out why you got the effects that you did. Is music motivational? Does it activate other brain centers? Does it have some kind of intrinsic link to linguistic capacities? Would the effect work the other way around, or with other materials (2004 email)?”
Articles, Book Reviews, Presentations, Quotes by Maryann from Other
DiEdwardo, Maryann. “Student Voices.” The Educational Forum. 27, June 2012. Vol. 76. Issue 3. July 2012, pages 398-399.
DiEdwardo, Maryann. Department of English. Lehigh University. The Pocahontas Archive, History on Trial. “Pocahontas as Christy Girl.” 2008.
DiEdwardo Maryann. “Religion in Schools.” Book Review. The Educational Forum. Volume 74, Number 4, Oct. Dec. 2010.
DiEdwardo, Maryann. “The Need for Redistribution of Wealth.” Book Review. The Educational Forum. Volume 74. Number 2, 2010.
DiEdwardo, Maryann.”Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities.” The Educational Forum. Volume 73. Number 3, 2009. Book Review. Kappa Delta Pi, 2009.
DiEdwardo. “Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences.” Record, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2005. Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society.
DiEdwardo, MaryAnn Pasda. Architecture in the Homeschool. Susan Richman, Ed. Pennsylvania Homeschoolers International Newsletter, Issue 46, Winter February 1994.