47 | Seamless Transitions in the Music Classroom classroom management show notes that music podcast

 


      Transitions can make or break a lesson. By thinking through the ways in which our students (and us as the teachers) move from one activity to the next, we are able to help make our lessons more streamlined and seamless.

      This year I’m...

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4 Ways To Incorporate a Wide Variety of Instruments into General Music general music instruments music class activities

      If your students are anything like mine, they can’t get enough of instruments! When I first started at my school, the students had not done much singing, but I was able to reach them through the allure of instruments. If you’re finding yourself in a similar...

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How To Build Rapport with Teens classroom tips first year middle school

 

      Ever wonder what it’s like working with teenagers? When I tell people that I am a middle school teacher, most people have the response along the lines of “Teenagers scare the living **** out of me!” (And no, they are NOT quoting My Chemical Romance)....

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Composition Activity Ideas for Back to School back to school music composition music literacy

      Elementary music teachers have a lot of content and standards to keep track of. Many of us feel more confident teaching some concepts than others. For example, I’ve always been solid with rhythms and feel that I pass that along well to my students. However, a common...

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Back To School Design Using Canva back to school distance learning teacher tips

      Ready or not! It is back to school time! Even if you were working hard to avoid looking at the calendar, it is hard to enter any store and not see all those gleaming new school supplies right at the front!  As much as it always seems too early to see school supplies...

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