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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5 MORE Things About Elementary Music (That You Didn't Learn in Undergrad) educational tips elementary music first year

 

      I often try to explain to my friends outside of the world of education what it is truly like to be an elementary music teacher. Sure, everyone has been to school and has some schema around what they believe it is like.  However, I am constantly finding occasions...

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Teaching Music Without Performances distance learning educational tips music teachers performances

      No matter where you go or who you talk to, music class is synonymous with performances and concerts. Whether it’s the whole school winter concert or a school assembly performance, opportunities to perform in front of an audience are part of most music class...

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4 Strategies For Exceptional Learners educational tips exceptional learners teacher tips

      Whether you have a self-contained class of exceptional learners or a few are part of the general population of your classes, having strategies on hand to help these students will help them (and you!) in the long run. The great thing about these strategies is that they will...

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What Are Exceptional Learners? educational tips exceptional learners music teachers

      If you’ve followed That Music Teacher for a while now, you’ve likely heard the term “Exceptional Learners.”  My school refers to this population as “Students with Learning Differences.” There are many names for these amazing students...

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