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  • 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
  • Knock the Cymbals in the Elementary Music Classroom
    I’m in a wonderful mood today; partly due to the delicious Japanese Matcha Latte in front of me, and partly because it seems that Indiana has finally kicked winter to the curb. It’s also worth noting that I have a brand new blog design thanks ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on May 16, 2018By Jennifer
  • 5 Inspirational Books to Read This Summer
    There’s something so quintessential about having a good book (or several) to read during the summer months. From plane rides to road trips, trips to the beach or lake, picnics in the park, or simply sitting on the porch in the afternoon, reading is the perfect pastime for those ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on May 16, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • A Half Note Presentation Plan
    If your students have great repertoire for half notes, plus solid preparation strategies, they’re ready to move on to the presentation phase!In the Kodlay philosophy, the presentation phase is where students learn the real name of the element they’ve been using. I love this approach because it reminds me that ... read more
    Source: We Make the MusicPublished on May 15, 2018By Victoria Boler
  • #beginningband Episode 2: Letters to Parents
    Stepping into a new band job [or music job of any kind], can be made so much more comfortable for everyone if you communicate soon and communicate often. A large ... read more
    Source: Professional Music EducatorPublished on May 15, 2018By Elisa
  • Curriculum Writing: Means vs Ends
    One of the most common confusions in general music curriculum writing, I find, is the difference between end goals and means to those goals. Having worked on many curriculum writing teams in my own districts, and guided music teachers and districts creating their own curricula and long-range plans through my ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on May 15, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • 5 Tips to Get Kids to Practice
    My 6 year old daughter recently started taking violin lessons. As a music teacher myself you'd think it would be simple for me to motivate my own children to practice. It isn't. But now that we've got several months under our belt we've gotten into a good rhythm, and I've ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on May 14, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell

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