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Jennifer Bailey


Prepping for Your Ukulele Unit

By Jennifer Bailey / September 19, 2018
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Prepping for Your Ukulele Unit Ukuleles are such a great way to teach concepts like melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and style.  They’re also a great way to actively engage students in music making.  As the new year begins, here are some of the things to think about as you prepare for your ukulele unit! Unpacking…

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Making It Work: Providing a Safe Space

By Jennifer Bailey / September 21, 2017
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Providing a Safe Space in the Music Room Managing behavior in the elementary music classroom can be challenging. We can see 200+ students a day and feel like we have very little time for instruction. Sometimes it can be frustrating to deal with behavior issues in our classroom when all we want to do is teach…

Classroom Management

Making It Work: Classroom Management

By Jennifer Bailey / September 7, 2017
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Classroom Management Tips for Music That Really Work It’s that time of year.  The honeymoon is over, the kids are comfortable with you and one another.  One child chats quietly to a neighbor and suddenly the entire class erupts in chatter.  You count down, you clap, you use your “firm” voice.  Nothing.  The talking continues…so…