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Making It Work: Teaching With Technology

Making It Work: Teaching With Technology There are numerous circumstances that could cause you to have to teach elementary music classes from your home. These could range from weather-related school closings to an illness that causes you to be home for the week. When this occurs, you want your students to keep musically progressing. Whether… Read more »

Tuesdays with TWO (Teaching With Orff)

Tuesdays with TWO (Teaching With Orff)   Free calls with Roger Sams and Michelle Marie as we connect and grow together.  Join Our Next Zoom Gathering: Tuesdays With TWO Time: June 2, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Click here to link at the time of our call Meeting ID: 245 040 365… Read more »

Distance Learning Resources for Music Educators

Distance Learning Resources for Music Educators Many of you are now navigating uncharted waters as you prepare to teach your young music students online rather than in your classroom. We are so inspired by how so many in our community have stepped up to offer love and support and information. We’ll keep adding their contributions… Read more »

Self Care Tips for Quarantined Music Teachers

7 Self Care Tips for Quarantined Music Teachers When news of our schools closing to prohibit the spread of COVID-19 came through, we only had 90 minutes to say goodbye to our students.  The quarantine was very abrupt and left us feeling unmoored. We were meant to be heading into a week of leading music… Read more »

Making It Work: Active Sitting

Making It Work: Active Sitting In my school we are encouraged to offer flexible seating options for students to meet individual needs. Music educators often have dynamic and flexible classrooms to accommodate the many learners who we have the privilege to serve. I am always looking for affordable options to meet the needs of the… Read more »

Black History Month

Black History Month Music educators are often asked to prepare programs and lessons for Black History Month. Many of us are unsure or unaware of the best way to honor and best represent Black culture and heritage. Brandi Waller-Pace asked several Black music educators to share their thoughts and advice. Brandi is the Founder, Executive… Read more »

Making It Work: Orff Schulwerk and Modern Band

Making It Work: Orff Schulwerk and Modern Band (Music as a Second Language) There have been rumblings lately of this new approach to teaching music called “modern band”. While many may just write it off as another passing fad, there is merit to further investigation; teaching and learning processes found in modern band classrooms parallel… Read more »

Making It Work: Self Care for Teachers

Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 17: Self Care for Teachers It’s the most wonderful time of year, but also one of the most stressful for music teachers.  Teachers take care of everyone else first and often neglect their own care. In their recent podcast, the members of Chaotic Harmony Classroom tackle the subject and share openly… Read more »