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- Those who Can’t Do, Teach? Excuse Me…I’m a Music Teacher.I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “those who can’t do, teach.” Let’s talk about this for just a quick minute. First of all, teachers (especially music teachers) are used to developing thick skin. We’re constantly hearing comments like “oh you need a degree to teach music” like I discussed in ... read more
- Wide Mouthed Frog – Two WaysI have blogged about this lesson before as I LOVE this book and activity and it is perfect for spring when we start to hear and see more peepers out and about! For those who have seen it before, HOLD ON because this post has some new things!Happy Spring! Here ... read more
- Guest Music Education Bloggers WelcomeWant to publish something in one of our blogs? If you blog about teaching or learning music, or if you have a website about teaching music, learning a musical instrument, or any aspect of music theory, why don’t you submit something for publishing in this blog. It’s a great ... read more
- Student-Led Conferences in Music
- A Guitar Beginner’s First Strum Pattern... read more
- “Career Intentions and Experiences of Pre- and In-Service Female Band Teachers” (Fischer-Croneis, 2016)Fischer-Croneis, S. H. (2016). Career intentions and experiences of pre- and in-service female band teachers. Journal of Research in Music Education, 64(2), 179-201. What are women’s experiences in realizing their professional goals as band teachers? Fischer-Croneis conducted a multiple case study of nine women in the midwestern U.S. who were ... read more
- Bluebird Through My Window for the Elementary Music ClassroomBluebird Through My Window is a perpetual hit with kindergartners. They will love the active nature of the accompanying game, and it gives each student a chance to lead. NOTATION CIRCLE GAME Students stand in a circle with their hands joined. The circle represents a house and their arms ... read more
- Personalized Learning TidbitsLast week I attended the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning (MACPL). As a member of the Personalized Learning Design Team in Arlington County, this was very exciting! Last year I wrote about my work with Personalized Learning in music a few times. While I haven’t written about it in a ... read more
- Tuesday Book Club- My Many Colored Days
- Elementary Music Center Activities (part 2)It has been well over a year since I last shared some favorite center activities, so it's time for an update! I've found some new favorites since my last post, but be sure to check out my other center ideas linked at the end of this one for more ideas- ... read more