Improving student results, Middle School Music, Music resources, Professional Development, teachers pay teachers, Teaching, Uncategorized

FREE Stuff for Your Music Classroom

Last week I was happy to reach a mini milestone in my little Teachers Pay Teachers store – I gained 700 followers! YIPPEE!!! And, I have to say that my followers are very loyal people who come back time and time again to purchase resources from me. So as a huuuuuge THANK YOU, I have… Read More FREE Stuff for Your Music Classroom

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Try a Rewards System That Works

Imagine that you are in the “teaching groove”, and finally, all of your students are loving coming to your classes. You find that you have very little classroom discipline problems, and this is because you have worked really hard to keep all of your students engaged in your lessons and learning. There are sometimes, a… Read More Try a Rewards System That Works

Improving student results, Literacy Resources, Middle School Music, Music resources, Professional Development, Super Six Resources

How Making Connections Helps Students Learn

It’s no secret that I love using the Super Six in my Music lessons. I can’t even imagine teaching a lesson without using them. These strategies have become an automatic part of my teaching practice, and the simple reason why, is that these strategies work! It doesn’t matter what ability level, or grade level the… Read More How Making Connections Helps Students Learn

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Classroom Management Made Easy

Please raise your hand if you’ve ever felt totally exhausted after a lesson. You flop into your chair (or onto the floor) and you try to make sense of what just happened. You know the type of lesson I’m talking about – the kids just don’t, or won’t listen, they continually disrupt you when you… Read More Classroom Management Made Easy

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20 Questions to Help You Get Back on Track

In the next few months, my school, like every other in my state, will be preparing their School Plan for the next three years. As with any type of planning, we have a set of guidelines that the Government and Education Department want us to follow and stick to. As part of the executive team… Read More 20 Questions to Help You Get Back on Track

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The Benefits of Teachers Pay Teachers

I have been a Teacher/Author on Teachers Pay Teachers for a few years now. I started after my school started a big push for improving literacy and using the Super Six. It helped me soooo much! I found resources that I could use in my classroom, the very next day. I knew that the resources… Read More The Benefits of Teachers Pay Teachers

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20 Questions to Help You Refocus

For me, I am nearing the end of the term, only one week to go. And, as I sit here wishing my time away, and counting down the days until the Easter holidays, I can’t help but wonder why I am feeling so exhausted. I have been teaching since 2001, so I should know the… Read More 20 Questions to Help You Refocus