5 Time Saving Tips to Help You Plan for the New Year
Whether you’re a first year teacher, or a seasoned pro, the new year is always jam packed FULL of all the things. There’s so much to consider… a new behavior management system, classroom decor, a theme for the year, curriculum planning, program ideas, I mean it’s an endless list.
How to Learn 300 New Names by December
One of your biggest challenges at the beginning of the year is learning a BUNCH of new names. I feel you! That seems to be a bigger struggle for me every year.
Plan Your School Year with YOU in mind
You’ve done the resting and relaxing. You’ve probably taken some summer PD. You’re having the back-to-school nightmares. Yep, it’s getting super close to the first day of school. Are you excited? Nervous? Terrified? All of the above?
3 Ways to Make Outdoor Learning Fun
Whether you’re teaching summer music camp, summer music class, or you’re starting to plan for the new school year, there are lots of great ways to make learning fun and get your kiddos outdoors for a little mother nature TLC.
3 Ways to Inspire Your Students
EVERY.SINGLE.ONE of your students is waiting to be inspired. They just don’t know it. They are waiting for you to do something or say something that will excited them, motivate them, or affect positive change in their lives. Music is one of the most powerful motivators for change.
Storybooks Saved My Music Teacher Life
Kateri Swavely joins us on the blog this week to talk about how storybooks saved her music teacher life!
These are a few of my Favorite Things . . . er storybooks!
Today you’re going to learn about 5 of my favorite storybooks and what music concepts you can teach when I read them to your students.
How to Know if You’re a Storybook Lesson Planner
I’m here to tell you that storybook lessons can keep your students more focused than you ever thought possible and save you hours of time planning, once you learn my simple framework for planning storybook lessons.
4 Ways You Can Teach Music Concepts Using Storybooks
Storybooks seem like something fun to add to your daily activities, right? The problem is, how do you use storybooks to actually teach music skill?
5 Steps to Teaching Composition Using Storybook Lessons
We’re talking about a more complex composition; the kind that involves composing a soundscape or writing expressive music to accompany a poem. Today, you’re going to learn the 5 steps to help you teach composition skills to your students using storybook lessons.