Using Technology for Easy Sub Plans distance learning educational tips first year lesson planning teacher tips technology

      Teaching during a pandemic challenged music educators everywhere as our typical lessons and activities had to be reimagined for so many situations. Asynchronous learning home? No instruments available? Singing is not allowed?  I feel like the questions far exceeded the...

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How to Handle Parent Conflicts first year music teachers teacher tips

      Ask any teacher what their top three least favorite parts of being a teacher are, and most would mention “parent conflicts” somewhere on that list. (Likely among “grading” and “lack of administrative support,” but those are topics for...

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62 | English Learners in the Music Classroom with Betha Maust educational tips elementary music show notes teacher tips that music podcast

So many of us have an increasing population of English Learners in our classrooms.

Especially for those of us, me included, who are not bilingual, this can be an incredibly difficult population of students to serve.

In this week’s episode of That Music Podcast I bring in a wonderful...

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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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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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