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  • Using Camp Fire Songs in Elementary Music
    Some of my fondest memories are of summer camp!  I attended many summer music camps and loved all of the traditions, silliness, and singing!  I still remember the songs we sang before a meal, around the camp fire, or with friends!  Singing camp fire songs can be a great source ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on May 25, 2018By Jennifer Bailey
  • The Introverted Choir Director: 8 Tips for Survival
    Please note: some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you decide to purchase through any of them, I will earn a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue creating free content. Thank you for your support!Are you an introvert ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on May 23, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • End of Year Tidying Up for Music Teachers
    In October of 2014, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was published, and a sudden frenzy for de-cluttering was born. Though I never read the book, it was referenced in TV shows and other media so many times that it was impossible to ignore. For some teachers, this ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on May 23, 2018By Jennifer
  • Voice and Choice: It Starts With the Little Things
    I recently had a conversation with someone about what “voice and choice” looks like in an instrumental music classroom. I think their assumption was that incorporating student voice and choice was a massive change, something completely different. While a lot of the mindset behind voice and choice does stray far ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on May 22, 2018By Theresa Ducassoux
  • South High Soundscapes
    Guitar 2 really took a turn the past week and a half. Students really enjoyed working in SoundTrap while they mixed the most recent album. As they were working in SoundTrap, many of them asked if we could do a project where they could create their own music. Why not? ... read more
    Source: Sarah M. Minette: Educator and MusicianPublished on May 22, 2018
  • 3 Excellent Music Teacher Professional Development Ideas
    As teachers, we’re always looking for new ways to grow and learn.  Summer is the perfect time to take a break from teaching and to find opportunities for growth.  Maybe you’re wanting to find new ideas for next school year or are wondering what professional development you should take.  Maybe ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on May 22, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • Dance Playlist 2018
    I love having upbeat, modern songs with positive lyrics (pre-censoring) to use for all kinds of things in my classroom, whether it's dance games, play-along's, or end-of-year slideshows and field day music, and I love having these on repeat at home too! If you haven't seen them yet, you'll definitely ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on May 22, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Easy Asian Recipes for Warm Days
    Now that the weather is warming up, I'm excited to pull out some of my favorite warm weather recipes- the ones that require minimal cooking and are cool and refreshing to eat! If you're looking for some new weeknight meals to try this spring and summer, here are a few ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on May 21, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Performance Ready? A Music Teacher’s Guide for Concert Preparation
    My choir just had their final concert of the year this past Tuesday.  I’ve been teaching for 22 years and know everything I’m supposed to do when it comes to concert prep, right?  Um, no.  In fact,  I woke up at 2:30 am on the day of the performance in ... read more
    Source: Sing To KidsPublished on May 17, 2018By Jennifer Bailey
  • Musical Twister Game!
    Source: O for Tuna OrffPublished on May 16, 2018By Aimee

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