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.
Tips for First Year Music Teachers
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.
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!
First Steps in Teaching Ukulele
The ukuleles have arrived. They are unpacked and waiting for the next step. The question is, what is the next step? Where do you start?
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.
How to Set Your Students Up for Success Part 2
Creating a safe space for your students is probably the most important thing you’ll do in the first weeks of school. When it comes to classroom culture, being a music teacher comes with its own set of challenges.
How to Set Your Students Up for Success – Assessment
As a teacher, you are always thinking about a better way to reach your students and the best way to help them learn. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to think about how last year went and to put some new procedures and ideas in place.
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.