Teaching our students to be kind is an important part of their social and emotional development. As one of the teachers who sees every student, year in and year out, we have a wonderful opportunity to teach our students to be kind to each other. He Learn how to help model kindness, and teach kindness, in your music classroom.
Tips and Tricks for Music Teachers
7 Types of Lesson Plans to Start Your New Year with a Bang
The beginning of a new year can be a great time to do some thinking about the past 6 months and make some changes. That’s why today, I’m going to share 7 types of lesson plans that help you do just that.
5 Steps to Start Part 2 of Your Year Off Right
The new year is the perfect time to rethink and revamp your music classroom… think planning part 2. Your students have just had an extended break, and so have you. What better time to change things up a bit?
Are You OK?
Admit it… it’s the second week in December, and you are NOT OK! Since you probably don’t even have a few minutes to read this post, let’s make it quick and easy.
3 Ways to Positively Impact Your Students
During this very busy season for music teachers, you may find it difficult to reflect and be grateful. You’re probably just trying to get through the next few weeks and into your winter break.
How to Get Those Tricky Students on Board
I was frustrated and overwhelmed. I was teaching movement (ie. fighting with them to learn it) to a group of 4th graders who are already too cool for school, and they were not having it.
3 Ways to Make Ukulele Playing Ridiculously Fun
Fun makes everything easier to learn, and, if we’re being honest, easier to teach. If your students are having fun, so will you. Here are 3 strategies to help you make music class ridiculously fun!
5 November Activities for the Music Classroom that Your Students Will Love
Adding the engaging activities with a little silly added is the best way to get your students listening and learning during this time of the year. That’s why today, I’m going to share 5 of my favorite November activities with you.
Halloween Candy & Costumes, Oh My!
I’ve discovered the magic method for controlling behavior with even your hard-to-control kiddos. And today I’m going to share it with you… 5 ways to deal with the fall behavior crazies!
3 Rules to Use When Writing Something Spooooooky
Kateri Swavely joins us on the blog today with a lesson plan for the spooky season (built around Bach’s Toccata and Fugue) that I think you’ll love!