self care winter

Making It Work: Self Care for Teachers

The members of Chaotic Harmony Classroom tackle the subject of self care and share openly about their own struggles to find balance and peace while managing the ups and downs of teaching hundreds of students.
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Lesson: Apples

Matthew Stensrud shows how you can use the theme of apples to guide children to experience, create, and compose a bushel of musical experiences for all of your K-5 general music classes.
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rain of leaves

Lesson: Rain of Leaves

Joan Eckroth-Riley and Wendy van Gent have prepared a fall lesson that beautifully combine the philosophies of Music Learning Theory and Orff-Inspired teaching.
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Music Learning Theory & Orff Schulwerk

Joan Eckroth-Riley and Wendy van Gent discuss the integration of Music Learning Theory with Orff Schulwerk
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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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The Long Game: Growing From Play

Christopher Giles and Michael Vasquez describe how they took one piece, Halloween Night, and used it to meet multiple objectives in the primary, intermediate, and advanced levels.
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process teaching

Making It Work: What is Process Teaching?

Orff-Inspired educators often use the word “process” when describing talking about teaching and learning. Michael Chandler provides an excellent explanation of process teaching.
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Schulwerk and STEAM

Lesson: Integration of the Schulwerk & STEAM

These lesson ideas from Tiffany Barry are examples of how to naturally integrate STEAM education into the music curriculum.
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