- About Me
In college my professors told me that the best teachers are the people who beg, borrow, and steal. Great educators look for new ideas, work hard to adapt concepts for their situation, and are continually talking with other teachers about what they can do to improve their practice. I hope that something on this page helps inspire or encourage you in your teaching!
I started this webpage with the intent to share resources, begin conversations, and make connections within the music education community. It’s so rare that music teachers get to spend time with other music teachers to talk shop and borrow ideas. We need more chances to build connections and create relationships with our peers. I hope that the articles, links, and resources mentioned on this site can be an encouragement to you! Please leave comments, reach out with questions, and share with your friends so that we can all become better at what we do.
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I find that I talk about food in my classroom all the time. It’s one common thing that unites all culture and peoples around the world because we all love to eat! Even my English language learners who might be brand new to the country learn food words really fast
If you’ve spent even a few minutes on my blog you know that I love using children’s books in the classroom. So it makes sense that in December I like using books to explain holidays, teach songs, and expand the worldview of my students. I’ve got books for Christmas, St.
I love December in my classroom (post concert stress) because it means we have a few days or weeks to explore lots of different cultures and traditions. So much of this learning happens through singing songs and playing games. We learn about the tannenbaum, celebrate caroling, sing about the new
As a kid, I remember that every single time I was able to try out a “push a button and listen” style of interactive book I was filled with pure delight. There is something so joyous and exciting about flipping through a book and seeing the little bubble telling me
With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who’s looking for a plump bird for his family feast? Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . . Uh-oh! Here
I absolutely love using books in my classroom because they open up so many possibilities. You can add a song, poem, or rhyme to make the book come to life and sing/speak it every few pages. You can teach a song that’s related to the content you read about in