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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Top 5 Summer Reads to Prepare for Back to School educational tips music class resources music teachers

 

      Happy summer, teacher friends! I hope you are finding time for yourself and enjoying activities that help you recharge. For many of us, relaxing includes curling up with a good book, whether that’s on your couch, at the beach, or anywhere between. If you’re...

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Back to School Ideas for Middle School back to school middle school teacher tips

Happy Fall!

 

      If you are reading this, that means that the wonderful, amazing, slightly anxiety-producing time of year is upon us - back to school! Even if it is still 90 degrees and 70% humidity on your first day of school, your first day lesson plans can be as cool as...

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Easy Ways to Learn Student Names at the Beginning of the Year back to school elementary music teacher tips

 

      As music teachers, we are responsible for seeing the entire student population every week.  Depending on your school size, that can be 500 (or more) names!  It can be difficult to learn so many names quickly, especially when you’re new to the...

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How To Prioritize Your Long Back to School To-Do List back to school music teachers teacher tips

      Want to quickly spike the heart rate of a music teacher? You might be able to do it with just one of three phrases: MacGAMUT! Norton Anthology of Western Music! Back to School!

      Although many of the texts that are popular in undergraduate studies...

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