Why I Love Elementary Music (And You Should Too!) elementary music music teachers

      As I think back in my own music education, it is kind of surprising that I do not really remember elementary music.  I remember we had it….and we sat in chairs….maybe we used textbooks? We definitely had recorders! Who can forget recorders? But, all the...

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Three Things from an IEP that Every Music Teacher Should Know exceptional learners iep teacher tips

      When it comes to IEPs, it can be overwhelming for the non-special education teachers to think about. Heck, it’s even overwhelming at times as the seasoned special education teacher, too! What is an SDI? Why should I look at their goals? What is a PBSP?! All these...

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What Are Exceptional Learners? educational tips exceptional learners music teachers

      If you’ve followed That Music Teacher for a while now, you’ve likely heard the term “Exceptional Learners.”  My school refers to this population as “Students with Learning Differences.” There are many names for these amazing students...

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Gift Ideas For Elementary Music Teachers elementary music music teachers teacher appreciation

      How is it already November?! I always feel like the holidays sneak up on me, and this year is no exception. Do you have an elementary music teacher in your life, or maybe you are one and just want to treat yourself? Look no further than our holiday gift guide! 

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Fostering Community with Other Teachers music teachers teacher tips

      2020 has been a strange year for all of us! If you’re feeling overwhelmed or scared or frustrated or any number of emotions, I hope you know you’re not alone. What I’m here to tell you is that you should never feel alone! In our profession, there are a...

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