Surviving Flu Season as a Music Teacher first year student teaching teacher tips

      Yup. It's that time of year when a quarter of the school is out sick. As flu season fully kicks off, I think it's a good time to talk about staying healthy when we see hundreds of germ sponges, I mean children, each and every day.

1. Wash Those Hands

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5 More Great Books for the Music Classroom music class resources music teachers picture books

      It's no secret that I love using picture books in my classroom. I've written a post before about some of my favorite books, but I have so many favorites that I needed to share some more with you today!

      If you are anything like me and...

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An Open Letter to First-Year Teachers first year music teacher journey music teachers
 

 

Dear First-Year Teachers,

      Thank you. Thank you for pouring yourself into your classroom day in and day out. Thank you for shedding blood, sweat, and tears for the sake of our students. Thank you.

      I see you. I see you taking...

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Why I Made Sure I Was A Part Of Conferences (And Why You Should Too) music teachers teacher tips

      It's parent-teacher conference night. Yes, the night where you teach all day and then aren't aloud to leave for another four hours. Let's be honest, we've all wondered why we (as music teachers) have to be there. Even a seasoned music teacher is still probably able to count...

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What To Do When A Lesson Flops music teachers teacher tips

      We've all been there: you spend an hour on a lesson and are so excited to finally get to share it with your students. You prepare all of the manipulatives and resources and jump right in with your students. Then the worst happens: the lesson completely flops....

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