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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What You Need To Know About Re/Sound elementary music music class resources music teachers

 

      Sometimes I feel like super sleuth! I spend a fair amount of time scouring different places for awesome ideas and resources. I am always particularly looking for resources that can help make my mainly traditional folk music repertoire more current, authentic and...

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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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Why I Love Elementary Music (And You Should Too!) elementary music music teachers

      As I think back in my own music education, it is kind of surprising that I do not really remember elementary music.  I remember we had it….and we sat in chairs….maybe we used textbooks? We definitely had recorders! Who can forget recorders? But, all the...

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Gift Ideas For Elementary Music Teachers elementary music music teachers teacher appreciation

      How is it already November?! I always feel like the holidays sneak up on me, and this year is no exception. Do you have an elementary music teacher in your life, or maybe you are one and just want to treat yourself? Look no further than our holiday gift guide! 

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