As many music teachers- white music teachers in particular- do some serious learning, unlearning, and soul-searching this summer to work against systems of oppression and racism in our society, schools, and classrooms, one of the most important steps we can take is to listen. Listen to the voices of Black and other marginalized communities. Here are some ways to do that.
With the school year ending, it is time to grant ourselves grace. We adapted quickly for distance learning, but other things were beyond our control.
Need distance learning resources for the music classroom? Check out these grabs and go music resources from the Music Crew to help you with your distance learning needs.
One of the biggest challenges with distance learning is engagement. When you don’t have instruments, singing games, social interaction.
With many school systems closing due to Covid-19, teachers across the country are being asked to create digital classrooms on short notice. The Music Crew is here to help!
Find some fun ways to use puppets to help student do vocal play and exploration in your music classroom!
If you are a new teacher, you may not realize the incredible impact that a strong network of teachers around you will have.
Teacher self-care is important. Check out these tips for surviving(and thriving) as music teachers during the winter months.
Learn how to use free desktop organizers to keep all your digital files neatly organized and functional for your music classroom!
Finding a way to use our students’ seasonal excitement to our advantage is key to our success in the fall. So here are a few ideas to get you through the season!
Teachers all over the US spend hundreds of dollars out of pocket to curate the perfect classroom. Mrs. Tanenblatt offers some suggestions to do more for less money!
With Pre-K programs becoming more popular, music teachers need to be able to plan effectively for their young students. Pre-k music can be a challenge, but these five tips will help you create lessons that are fun and engaging.
Whether you are looking for fun songs on YouTube or teaching tips for tongue twisters, I’m sharing my favorite vocal warmups that I use in my elementary music classroom and with my youth choir students.
Teaching can be hard enough, but when you are in your first classroom, some of those things can be overwhelming. If I could go back and tell brand new me seven things.
Are you just DYING to know who won our Sub Tub Giveaway? You can find the answer here, along with link to all of the resources that were included- just in case you want to recreate the Sub Tub for your own classroom!
Virtual music education is a fairly new concept. Michelle from The Musical Rose talks about her experience as a virutal music educator!
Patriotic music is an amazing way to bring so many different ideas into your classroom!
Ideas for managing challenging behavior that happen at the end of the year. Ideas for motivating your students.