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Diving into Music Education Resources!
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Mail Rhythms: I Got A Letter This Morning
When I first moved to South Carolina, I began searching for songs from my new home state.  Right away, I fell in love with "I Got a Letter This Morning," from the sea islands of South Carolina. Lyrics & Notation:   http://kodaly.hnu.edu/song.cfm?id=502 Ther...

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Using Movies as Teaching Tools in Elementary Music
Today's elementary students are digital natives; they have been raised with video screens in every room and car. Video is everywhere! Bringing appropriate video into the music classroom can address different learning styles, present authentic, real world ex...

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Winter Folk Dance? Try Jingle Bells!
Recently on my Facebook page, I asked folks to comment with their favorite winter folk dances.  What I discovered was that most of us don't have "official" folk dances that we associate with winter, but rather do lots of freeze dances to holiday music and m...

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#WhyITeachMusic: Stories to Motivate & Inspire
Last week I shared my "blue file" as my own technique to motivate and inspire me to teach music, and invited you to share your #whyiteachmusic stories as well. The responses were inspiring to me! I hope you will take the time to read the other blog posts, a...

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#WhyITeachMusic
I am teaming up with other music education bloggers to spread some positive thoughts this week, and I'd love for you to join us!  November and December are very busy time for music educators, full of performance opportunities.  Add to all of those music res...

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#WhyITeachMusic
I am teaming up with other music education bloggers to spread some positive thoughts this week, and I'd love for you to join us!  November and December are very busy time for music educators, full of performance opportunities.  Add to all of those music res...

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Super Hero Theme Songs: Listen & Reflect
Super heroes are everywhere, so why not in the music room!  This great bulletin board was inspired by one posted by James Michael Foster's post in the Elementary Music Teachers Facebook Group , which is a great source of ideas and inspiration for many music...

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Kindergarten Music: Beginning of the Year Tips
Kindergarten music is my favorite class of the day.  In my district, the first time students get to come for music class is in kindergarten.  Every thing in the room is new to them, I am new to them, and they are all new to me.   I love their enthusiasm and...

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Classroom Organization: Setting Up File Folder Centers
Working together in small group centers can reinforce learning in any subject, and music class is no different.   When I was first encouraged by administration to try out centers in the music room, the thought of managing all of those papers and game and pu...

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Classroom Organization: Setting Up File Folder Centers
Working together in small group centers can reinforce learning in any subject, and music class is no different.   When I was first encouraged by administration to try out centers in the music room, the thought of managing all of those papers and game and pu...
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