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  • Snapshots in Elementary Music: September
    I’m starting a new series this year which will allow you to peek into my classroom.  I’ll be sharing one activity from each grade level that was a hit (or miss) in my classroom and why!  I waited a few weeks into the school year to start because I spend ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on Oct 16, 2018By Jennifer Bailey
  • Race in the Music Room: Respect
    Over the last several weeks I have been tackling the topic of inclusion for traditionally marginalized people and perspectives in music education, and today we're talking about race. This is an emotionally and politically charged topic for many, but also a particularly salient one! I most certainly do not claim ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Oct 16, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • The Better Way
    Times have changed. It used to be that teachers taught everyone the same way, without considering that children don’t all learn the same way. Then we realized there are different types of learners, and we began meeting the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. Howard Gardner taught us about ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Oct 15, 2018By mramusicplace
  • The Flossing Song: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em!
    Flossing.       It's everywhere in every music classroom--and I'm not talking about teeth.  I can't even remember the first student who started doing it in my classroom, but I thank them for introducing me early so I was "educated" when other students began having arms swinging around their hips at maddening ... read more
    Source: Noteworthy By JenPublished on Oct 14, 2018By Jen
  • Tips for Teaching Holiday Songs in Elementary Music
    When thinking about teaching holiday songs in elementary music, it can be frustrating not knowing how to go about it.  There are so many holidays throughout the school year.  So, how do you know what music to teach when?  There’s not one size fits all approach, but these tips should ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Oct 11, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • Favorite Halloween Posts
    I was thinking today of all my previous posts and wanted to share a few old and "older" posts for Halloween fun!  Several activities do not mention Halloween overtly, but have more subtle overtones for those of you that can't have a lesson with "Halloween". I seem to gravitate towards books ... read more
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on Oct 10, 2018By Aimee
  • Four Unique Advent Traditions for Your Worship Services
    The first Sunday in Advent is only seven weeks away!Advent is a journey; that season of waiting and preparation leading up to Christmas. It’s the beginning of a new liturgical year, a time when we gather in darkness and wait for the Light of the World to come again. We ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Oct 10, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • Ocarinas in the Elementary Music Classroom
    Recorders are a staple in most elementary music classrooms. In fact, recorders have been used as beginner instruments for so long, that many of our parents and grandparents remember playing them as children. It’s clear to see why; recorders have obvious advantages as a beginner instrument. However, I encourage you to ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Oct 09, 2018By Jennifer
  • Planner Setup Tip: Simplifying Weekly Lesson Planning
    I made a small but significant change to my planner setup this school year and after test-driving it for a couple of months I'm officially in love!So let me show you what I did and then I'll explain what it is, how I use it, and why it's awesome 🙂For ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Oct 09, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Games in the Elementary Music Classroom
    My students love to play games. No matter what else I may have for them to do on a given day, as soon as I mention that we will be playing a game that day, they all smile and get excited. Music games are fun, yes, but there is also ... read more
    Source: Mr A Music PlacePublished on Oct 08, 2018By mramusicplace

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