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Elizabeth Caldwell
teaching music, mothering multiples
teaching music, mothering multiples
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Students with Special Needs: Representation
As I continue to think about ways to better reflect, respect, and respond to traditionally marginalized people and perspectives in the music classroom, I am turning my attention today to people with special needs. In particular, today I want to focus on way...
Students with Special Needs: Representation
Students with Special Needs: Representation
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The Best Music Teachers: administrator perspective
intro pic What makes a good music teacher? example one How can music teachers contribute to the school building? example one How can music teachers contribute to the music department? example one How can music teachers advocate for the importance of music? ...
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Elementary Music Teacher Wardrobe Essentials
I am pretty active in my classroom, as most elementary music teachers are. Within any given day, I need to have clothes that will allow me to dance, sit on the floor, interact with pre-teen boys, sing, conduct, play instruments (including some that go betwe...
Elementary Music Teacher Wardrobe Essentials
Elementary Music Teacher Wardrobe Essentials
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Home Organization Tips to Get Ready for Back to School
I know it's still a long ways off for many of us, but today I want to share some of my favorite tips to get organized and plan ahead now during summer break to get ready for back to school season, whether you're a parent or a teacher (or both). Once the beg...
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Mixed Methods Approach: how and why
Early in my teaching career, I felt a certain amount of pressure to choose a team to join- you know, the Orff team, the Kodaly team, the MLT team.... And everyone seemed to think their "team" was the best one, and considered it one of the primary sources of...
Mixed Methods Approach: how and why
Mixed Methods Approach: how and why
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Top Tips for Traveling with Young Children
Traveling with young children can be so frustrating but so much fun too! Having grown up traveling all over the world, and now having taken my 5-year-olds on several trips over the last few years, here are my top tips for staying sane and having fun on your...
Top Tips for Traveling with Young Children
Top Tips for Traveling with Young Children
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Children's Literature in Elementary Music Lessons
I love using books in my elementary music lessons, especially for younger students! It's amazing how much more engaged they are when there's a story, and they retain the concepts much better when it's tied to a book. I've shared lots of favorites on this bl...
Children's Literature in Elementary Music Lessons
Children's Literature in Elementary Music Lessons
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Outdoor Toy Storage
Summer time is all about spending as much time outside as possible! And as my daughters get older, we're beginning to have a collection of outdoor toys: bubbles, sidewalk chalk, balls, bats, bikes.... I was looking for a way to keep everything near the door...
Outdoor Toy Storage
Outdoor Toy Storage
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Abstract Music Listening Lesson for Young Students: Niko Draws a Feeling
I love having students draw as a response to music, but I've struggled to find ways to encourage young students to draw more abstract images to portray the mood of the music- in almost every case, students will either draw pictures of the instruments they h...
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Patio Furniture Alternative: lap trays
My daughters and I love spending time on our back patio in the summer. It's nice and shady and there's space for the girls to play. Last summer we started eating lunch on the patio as well, but we were limited in what we could eat because it was hard for th...
Patio Furniture Alternative: lap trays
Patio Furniture Alternative: lap trays
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