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Making It Work: Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries When There is No Balance, No Control, and No Right Answer “Back to School 2020” looks nothing like any of us expected it to. Two weeks before school begins, I would generally be organizing the Orff instruments returning home to my classroom after levels courses, adhering fresh sit spots to the carpet, tuning… Read more »

Making It Work: Room Service, Please!

Room Service, Please! Teaching Music on a Cart As schools attempt to determine best practices in this unprecedented situation, many music educators are being asked to switch from using their beautiful classrooms to teaching from a cart. Samantha Puterbaugh was asked to provide ‘Room Service’ Music Lessons a few years ago when the population at… Read more »

Making It Work: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions

Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions During Turbulent Times My oldest daughter is starting college this month. Like everyone else I know, she’s swimming in a sea of uncertainty, trying to make her way through each day and keep her head on straight. This weekend, she proposed some radical shifts in her college plan. It’s a… Read more »

Elemental Soul: An Online Music & Movement Retreat

Elemental Soul: An Online Music & Movement Retreat   This may be the most significant professional development you do all summer. We are so excited to bring you this online retreat, which is being led by some of our favorite humans. Each of them brings unique perspectives, experiences, and modalities to this project. Together they… Read more »

Teaching With Orff Stands In Solidarity

Teaching With Orff Stands In Solidarity       At Teaching With Orff our motto is: Your highest and best expression of yourself ~ As an artist, As a teacher, As a human. Truly embracing this and being our highest and best expression of ourselves as humans requires that we use our voices and our… Read more »

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) As we continue to work through what back to school in 2020 looks like, Teaching With Orff is resuming our Tuesdays With TWO support calls. We will gather on Zoom on the second Tuesday of the month to connect, share, and support. These calls are free of charge, and… 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 »