Should I Use Popular Music in My Classroom? first year lesson planning music class activities music class resources

 

      Popular music is something that can be surprisingly divisive within the music education community. People who don’t support the use of it within the classroom have many reasons for their lack of support such as: 

  • The subject material is inappropriate
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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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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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46 | What I Wish I Knew Before Teaching first year show notes that music podcast

 


 

      There are SOOOO many things I wish I knew before I walked into my music classroom. In this week’s episode I share a few of the things I truly think would have been a game-changer had I known before I started teaching music.

 

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