Ted Talks for Elementary Music Teachers educational tips music class resources music teachers

      As the beginning of the school year gets closer and closer, I find myself looking for inspiration in all sorts of different places. After a whole summer of not thinking about school, I want to gently ease myself back into the teaching mindset instead of trying to dive in on...

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How Your Teens Can Help You Create Class Expectations back to school classroom management classroom tips

      Picture this: it’s the first day of school. You put on your best teacher outfit and feel refreshed and ready to start the year. Your classroom is *nearly* complete, and you feel set up and ready for the new year. 

      Your students arrive and...

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Community Building in the Music Classroom classroom management classroom tips first year

      The music room is a magical place. At any given time, someone walking in can hear folk songs being sung, students collaborating, instrumental improvisation, and many other beautiful sounds. But just ask any music teacher and you’ll quickly realize that the magic of the...

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Setting Up Your Room for Success back to school classroom tips music teachers

      I am getting ready to move to a new classroom. This will not be my first time setting up a classroom space however, this time I have a lot more information to consider as I set up my room. Over the last 6 years, I have worked hard to understand how trauma can impact the...

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The 3 Biggest Lessons 2020 Taught Us distance learning music teacher journey music teachers

 

      I think we should all take a collective sigh of relief: The 2020 school year is finally over! We made it! I don’t think I’ve talked to a single teacher who isn’t glad to put this year behind us. Pandemic teaching is something none of us ever expected,...

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