Reviewing Expectations and Setting Goals in the New Year classroom management classroom tips first year music teachers teacher tips

      We are used to hearing that January is a fresh start.  Many people even make resolutions about what they will do differently as the calendar changes. We are also encouraged to focus on what habits we can change to make those resolutions come true. All of these things are...

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Affirming Spaces: Tips from Experts and How to Implement them in Class classroom management classroom tips diversity exceptional learners first year inclusive music teachers

 What are we doing to make our classrooms as safe a space as they possibly can be?

      As teachers, we worry about our students fairly often. Not only do we worry about their grades or how they are understanding a concept, but we worry about them emotionally as well. I know...

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50 | How Curriculum Mapping Changed My Teaching classroom tips curriculum first year lesson planning show notes that music podcast

 


My lessons were a bit of a jumbled mess my first year of teaching. I’ll be the first one to say that I spent the majority of my first year just trying to survive.

But once I started mapping out my curriculum, everything changed.

This week’s episode is all about the process of...

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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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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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