Yes, it’s important to talk about the syllabus and the handbook, and all of the other BORING things, but is this the kind of a tone you want to set for your students??? NO! So, start the class with music blaring from your room.
This episode of the #MusicEdLove Podcast is called “From Elite to Extinct” and deals primarily with that kid in the back of the ensemble. The kid who… Read more “Episode 11: From Elite to Extinct”
Last week, one of my music ed majors was in my classroom sobbing, trying not to call attention to herself. I approached her and asked what was… Read more “Episode 8: On Belonging with Kathy Augustine”
This episode is called “Boredom Busters Part II: Round and Round and Round We Go” and today I will give you a few more ideas for building… Read more “#MusicEdLove Podcast Episode 5: Boredom Busters Part II – Round and Round and Round We Go”
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.
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?!?!”
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….