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Recorders everyday!
Many music teachers teach recorders as a unit during the year and review that material the following year. I tried that. I found that my students did not retain much from year to year without practice. Gee, I can barely remember how to input grades in the l...
Recorders everyday!
Recorders everyday!
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Recorders everyday!
Many music teachers teach recorders as a unit during the year and review that material the following year. I tried that. I found that my students did not retain much from year to year without practice. Gee, I can barely remember how to input grades in the l...
Recorders everyday!
Recorders everyday!
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How to Keep Kids Motivated to Play Recorders
About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post about teaching recorders by starting on E . It totally changed my beginning recorder program and truly made a difference in the tone of my beginning students. Two years later, I am still sold!  My students cannot ...
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How to survive interruptions to your plans
Half days. Early dismissal days. Teacher work days. Even assemblies. If you are on a weekly schedule (in other words, you meet with the same classes on the same day of the week), this can really throw off your attempt to keep all your classes on the same pa...
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Moving Your Music Classroom?
© EduClips The beginning of the year you set up your Music room just the way you want it.  It's organized and easy to maintain. You teach your students how to enter and exit in an orderly manner. Things are flowing the way you'd like and then... there's a c...
Moving Your Music Classroom?
Moving Your Music Classroom?
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Organizing Tips for Boomwhackers
Boomwhackers artwork by Music K-8 magazine - you know, those colorful plastic tubes that kids love to play! As fun as they are, these enticing instruments can be a challenge to organize and store. Big bins can make this much easier. Separating them into 2 g...
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Beating the Sunday Night Blues
The Sunday night blues is a real thing! It can sometimes rob you of half of your weekend. You wake up Sunday morning and you realize you have to plan for Monday (tomorrow) and it bums out you! The amount of time you spend thinking, dreading and doing it rea...
Beating the Sunday Night Blues
Beating the Sunday Night Blues
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Making the Most of a Few Instruments
Using hand instruments in the music room seems like an obvious activity...unless you don't have many instruments. How do you give your students the opportunity to play when you only have a few instruments? First, choose a ACTIVITY that can be performed with...
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4 Reasons to Dance
Kids need to move - we all know that. And yes, GoNoodle is a wonderful brain break for the kids in the classroom. But using dance in the Music room is different. Phyllis Weikart is the accepted authority on using pattern dances in the music class. Her Rhyth...
4 Reasons to Dance
4 Reasons to Dance
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Smart Organization: the Smart board
Smart boards are a GREAT tool in the Music room! If you are one of the lucky ones to have a Smart board in your room or in the rooms where you teach, it can make your lessons flow and keep you on track. If you have no Smart board BUT you do have a projector...
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