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.
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.
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!
How to Encourage Positive Behavior with a Solid System
Kateri Swavely-Verenna is on the blog today to talk about how engaging lessons and solid classroom management skills need to work hand-in-hand in your music classroom.
This Changed Everything!
It’s time to talk about the elephant in the music classroom… CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. Today, I’m going to share with you my tried and true behavior management system…
How to Increase Focus in Your Music Classroom
Do you feel like you get interrupted every couple of minutes? It’s really hard to keep your lessons flowing smoothly. Storybook lessons increase engagement and help students focus better.
Avoid the Struggle and Make Life Easier
Teaching music can be awesome! After all, we get to be the fun class. Today, let’s focus on the great parts of being the class that your kiddos look forward to.
Behavior Management for Your Littles!
Behavior management with PreK and Kinder is one of my super powers!
I absolutely LOVE the littles!! I guarantee you that if you follow these simple instructions, you will have every class of tiny people doing EXACTLY what you want them to do!
Behavior Got You Down??
While behavior management in the music classroom is far from a cake walk, I’m going to show you some tried and true strategies I have used when teaching music that actually work!