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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New Teacher Mid Year Self Check elementary music first year mental health music teachers teacher tips

      If you are a new teacher, it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed at this point in the year. With winter break coming up and concerts to get ready for and grades to finish, teachers often feel just as overwhelmed, if not more than, the students. If that describes you, I...

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Concert Planning Logistics for New Educators curriculum elementary music first year teacher tips

 

      ‘Tis the season to sing and play! There are very few traditions, especially holiday traditions, that do not include some kind of music which is why concerts are often so treasured in a school community.  As music teachers, we have been part of concerts for...

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56 | Vocal Health for Music Teachers with Dr. Jennifer Whitehead first year music teachers show notes teacher tips that music podcast

 


Vocal health is important for all teachers, but we as music teachers have an added struggle if we don’t take care of our voices.

Even those of us who went through undergrad as vocal majors often lack the knowledge of how to truly use our voices in a safe and sustainable way.

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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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