This episode is called “There’s No Place Like Home” and today we will discuss why it is so important to make and acknowledge mistakes in the classroom,… Read more “#MusicEdLove Episode 3: There’s No Place Like Home”
In this episode, we will have Tony Burriss speaking on Building a Community of Music Lovers, on the journey from band director to West Tennessee Band and… Read more “#MusicEdLove Podcast – Episode 2: Building a Community of Music Lovers with Tony Burriss”
Our very existence is threatened annually, and we cry out at the inequity of the threat, and yet many continue to only value the talented ones. You may be thinking, “This isn’t true though!” but I urge you to sit down with a big group of music educators and listen. Listen carefully, because once your eyes and ears are open to the exclusionary trends within this field, you will notice more and more that what we often do is segregate our own students into the talented and supported versus the “untalented” and underrepresented, whether we do it intentionally or not, it is there.
In Episode 1, I will give you tips and tricks for eliminating boredom during those repetitious moments in class and making sure your students obsess over your… Read more “#MusicEdLove Podcast – Episode 1: Boredom Busters with Crumbly Bubbles and Company”
As you know, I LOVE to have the audience as involved as possible. I am trying to think of advice for a friend to switch up the… Read more “Splash Zones at a Concert?!?!”
So… This girl has been busy busy busy lately! Quick update before I jump in to my latest article reading OVERJOYED! – I have been offered (and… Read more “Persisters, Switchers, and Leavers, Oh My!”
the thing about this homeroom time is that teachers are supposed to use this time to remediate students who are struggling. But some of my students were never being requested by anyone, even though they were failing nearly every class. Two of them completely failed 9th grade by the end of the year. I tried so much to reach these students last year, but nothing worked….
Well… They didn’t actually come to blows over the grand pause… But they were close. There were words, that is for sure! Fighting words! And here’s the… Read more “And the Cellists Came to Blows Over a Grand Pause…”
He was so excited that he brought it right up to me at the beginning of class to show me that we have risen… We have risen to something popular! Yes, the orchdorks rise again…