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  • Validate your program!!
    STANDARDS & Essential QuestionsPost your standards!! Post the Essential Questions!!My 2014 Standards Posters Set includes a set of the Essential Questions that are color-coded to match the standard. Posters for your bulletin board. Only $5.00! ... read more
    Source: Mrs. Aston’s High NotesPublished on Aug 15, 2018By Janis Aston
  • Teacher Work Life Balance – for Elementary Music Teachers
    Teacher work life balance is something that isn’t easy to achieve.  As an elementary music teacher, or any teacher for that matter, you’re juggling so much at once.  At school, you teach, put on programs, plan lessons, and find new resources.  At home, you step into the role of spouse, ... read more
    Source: The Domestic MusicianPublished on Aug 15, 2018By Jessica Peresta
  • 5 Effective Leadership Approaches for Church Music Directors
    You have all the credentials. You have a newly-minted music degree in one hand and a polished résumé in the other, but you wonder if you really have what it takes to be a great leader.What does it take, exactly?Some of us may have heard the words, "You're a ... read more
    Source: Ashley DanyewPublished on Aug 15, 2018By Ashley Danyew
  • Classroom Management Tips for Elementary Music: let the rules speak
    Today I’m continuing with my four-part series on classroom management in the elementary music classroom. In the first part of the series, I wrote about how you can use humor to build relationships with your students and introduce them to classroom expectations. In the second part, I discussed how consistency ... read more
    Source: The Yellow Brick RoadPublished on Aug 15, 2018By Jennifer
  • Room Tour 2018
    I have had this painting in my room for years. It was a gift from a student who was redoing their bedroom to be "less babyish"- but I LOVE this painting and don't think it is babyish at all! My students love that it matches the last page of the ... read more
    Source: Emily’s Kodaly MusicPublished on Aug 14, 2018By Emily Church
  • Review: Metronome+ App
      Joe, with Dynamic App Design, recently contacted me to let me know that the Metronome+ app recently undergone a complete redesign. If you own this app, be sure to update if you haven’t already. I received a promo code to unlock all the features for review purposes. If you ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Aug 14, 2018By Jennifer Foxx
  • How Can I Get My 5th Graders to Sing?
    It's amazing what a difference a couple of years can make! Lower elementary students will quite literally cheer with excitement when you suggest singing a song together, but somewhere along the line they hit a point when suddenly singing is one of the worst activities you could possibly suggest! There ... read more
    Source: Organized ChaosPublished on Aug 14, 2018By Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Warm Up Routine for Elementary Music
    There are so many ways to open a class musically.Just like our morning routine sets the tone for our day as teachers, the opening activities of your music class set the tone for the rest of the lesson.We want those activities to be:MusicalEngagingPurposefulHere is my opening warm up sequence for ... read more
    Source: We Make the MusicPublished on Aug 13, 2018By Victoria Boler
  • Flipgrid – What’s New?
    August 1st was a day many teachers on social media were looking forward to – it was the day Flipgrid announced their new features for this school year! While I was not able to make the trek to Minneapolis for the release party (silly new puppy got in the way ... read more
    Source: Off the Beaten Path: A Music Teacher’s JourneyPublished on Aug 13, 2018By Theresa Ducassoux
  • Fall Kickoff 2018
    This last week was our fall kickoff! I always look forward to the fall kickoff. I have been doing this for years and found that not only is it a great way to get excited about the new school year but it has also been a perfect way to ease ... read more
    Source: Music Educator ResourcesPublished on Aug 12, 2018By Jennifer Foxx

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