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Here is a compilation of amazing blog posts and ideas to make your back to school season super successful! From classroom management to first day plans, the Music Crew has you covered!
How is it possible that it’s already time for school to start in many districts around the country? I’ll be meeting my own students for the first time on August 6th…right in the middle of summer…in Atlanta…also known as HOTlanta…for a reason.
Is it your first year teaching? Here are some great tips for you to think about and tasks to do as you approach that pivotal first year!
I am a Texan through-and-through! I choose my restaurants based on their chips and salsa and I will drive miles out of the way to find Blue Bell, Dr Pepper, or the perfect glass of sweet tea. I’m an accidental Kodaly teacher!
Centers for Kindergarten and 1st grade music students can be daunting! Add these 5 simple centers to the rotation in your elementary music classroom.
Use these fun songs with your young choir or music class as energizers or warm-ups.
As musicians, we spend all of our schooling years working to perfect our musicianship craft so we can participate in the top ensembles. We strive to gain musical skills in order to contribute to an awesome musical group experience.
I LOVE to do vocal exploration with my students—especially kindergarten and 1st grade. Vocal exploration helps students explore their voices in fun ways which, in turn, gives them more control over their voice as they learn to sing.
Summer break seems like a great time to rest, relax, and forget about school for a while. However if you want to return to school in the fall feeling prepared and rejuvenated, these 5 ideas will help.
Thinking outside of the box to find creative organization ideas using Magazine File Boxes in the music classroom.
It is hard to believe another year has come and almost gone. Of course, this brings up a discussion that always comes up amongst my music teacher friends – “What, if anything, should I bring home for the summer?”. This post is great for music teachers on what to bring home for summer!
Keep your performance skills sharp by joining a community band, choir, or orchestra. Here are 10 things that I’ve learned from joining a community band that relate to the music classroom.
Teacher Appreciation week is here and we’d like to show how much we appreciate YOU for a job well done! Get entered in our Music Crew giveaway
Many of you know of or have been to workshops given by the always fun and thought-provoking Dr. Artie Almeida. And no doubt you have used her ideas
We all have different scenarios in our jobs and relationships at work. Relationships with coworkers and with students can be challenging but also rewarding.
Ready to give up on that tone-deaf student? Think again. Many scientists agree that everyone is born with some degree of musical potential. What happens between birth and age seven, however, can be the difference between tonal proficiency and tonal deficiency.