This practical resource builds a bridge from the NCAS directly into your classroom. Each artistic process—Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting—is explained, then applied to the specific needs of the General Music teacher. There are dozens of ideas for activities for day-to-day learning - organized by artistic process and anchor standards - with simple explanations of each artistic process and how it connects to your classroom planning and student learning. Four new cornerstone assessments with complete step-by-step instructions, each customized to assess one artistic process deeply and 24 pages of assignments and rubrics, sequenced to each cornerstone assessment, and ready to be photocopied and handed to your students are included. These ready-to-use activities will lead to less prep time for you and rich musical experiences for students, allowing you to get back to doing what you love: transforming students’ learning through music.