Lessons: Hand Drums and Rhythm Sticks

Roger Sams shares a collection of favorite music lessons using easily sanitized instruments that are perfect for teaching in person or remotely.
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Failure

I Am a Failure …

As a typical “Type A” music educator, and one who has ADHD to boot, these are words that have been DEVASTATING to me in the not so far away past. And because I am a human being, sometimes I am going to fail. How I choose to respond to that failure makes all the difference…
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Making It Work: Facilitating Drum Circles for Healing with Children

Our students need human connection now more than ever. K Michelle Lewis explores how drum circles can help meet children’s social and emotional needs.
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masked musician

Lesson: The Masked Musician Project

Kris developed this project with her band class based on the show "The Masked Singer." This has wonderful possibilities for upper elementary and can be used with a wide variety of songs or projects you may already be working on.
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You Matter

Lesson: You Matter

In this time of uncertainty, our students may feel a bit lost in the shuffle of adults who are preoccupied with many concerns and worries. Matthew Stensrud created this touching lesson to remind each and every child that they are important.
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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Roger and Michelle offer their best wishes to you, our Teaching With Orff family, and each share their personal focus for finding meaning and connection this Thanksgiving season. We are thankful for you and the beautiful work you do in the world!
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Online Workshops

Teaching With Orff has partnered with some amazing educators to bring you online workshops designed to provide new ideas for lessons and enhance your teaching, whether your classroom is in person or virtual.
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Lesson: Diwali Dance

Manju Durairaj shares a history of Diwali along with a music and movement lesson to commemorate this festival of lights.
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