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- The Top 5 Things I Would Tell My First Year Teacher SelfHindsight truly is 20/20. And the wonderful advantage of this is that if you can glean the information that others have experienced in this hindsight so that you can avoid making the same mistakes, then even better. Isn’t that what teachers, mentors, leaders, and parents ... read more
- Guest Review: Music Lab- Setting Up For Success! Solving a ProblemAnna Fagan shares her experience with music lab and how it all began for her in this review below. I love her story and maybe yours is similar? Whether or not you have been running a music lab for years or just getting started, music lab was born to solve ... read more
- Classroom Management in Music – How to use a Class RaterOne of the most-used techniques I learned in my Capturing Kids' Hearts training is having a class rater. I thought I would share a little bit about how I adapted that to the music room, how to prep your students, plus a bonus extension activity.Class Rater BasicsWe have used rubrics ... read more
- Review: Music Lab- Setting Up For Success!
- Music Lab Release Party
- A Quick Tip for Transposing at Sight (for Piano Accompanists Everywhere)Have you ever been rehearsing an anthem with your choir and thought, "If only this were a half-step lower," or practicing a song for Sunday and thought, "This feels a little low. I wish I had it in a higher key.”?Chances are, if you’ve been in ministry long enough, you’ve had moments ... read more
- 5 Ways to Review Pitch in Elementary MusicLast week, I wrote about five ways you could review rhythm in your elementary music classroom. You can read that post HERE. Today, I’m going to discuss five ways you can review pitch in the elementary music classroom. I’ll be discussing activities that range from simple clapping games and vocal ... read more
- Elementary Music Sub Plan IdeasComing up with sub plans may easily be one of the most headache-inducing tasks any teacher has to endure. It's so hard to come up with a plan that is easy enough to explain and simple enough for a substitute to implement while also being engaging and meaningful enough to ... read more
- Classroom Management doesn’t have to be a constant struggleClassroom Management . . . Either you have it or you don't!I recently received an email concerning my Behavior Plan. Basically, the first question centered around penalizing an entire class for the poor behavior of a few. Even though I address that in my plan instructions, it evidently bears repeating. Here ... read more
- Meal Planning 101: weekly shopping tripsMeal planning can be a game-changer if you set up a system to make it streamlined and effective! One of my favorite things about meal planning is being able to go to the grocery store just once a week and never having to making an extra stop in the middle ... read more