PlanBook.com – Organizing My Lessons Efficiently
Jan25

PlanBook.com – Organizing My Lessons Efficiently

When I teach classes or workshops on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom, I continually reference Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition), found at http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.  I emphasize to music educators that when integrating technology into the music classroom, you can begin by getting your feet wet, or substitution, as opposed to diving...

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Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Preparing for an Elementary General Music Concert
Dec09

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Preparing for an Elementary General Music Concert

It is the time of year where many of us elementary general music educators are preparing for some type of holiday or winter concert. I wanted to share the top ten things I have learned when preparing for an elementary general music concert: Check with the nurse during the concert week to see which students have visited the nurse’s office or was sent home ill. If I know a child has been ill during the week, I will place that...

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Cross Curriculum Connection: 1st Grade Music and Science
Nov20

Cross Curriculum Connection: 1st Grade Music and Science

One of my goals for this school year was to make more cross-curricular connections with other subjects along with keeping the music curriculum intact. One of my first endeavors was making this connection with first grade science. The first grade science teacher is one of those inspiring teachers who brings in guest scientists and makes her science classroom an educational and fun place to learn. In the first grade music curriculum...

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NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”
Oct31

NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

This week, most of my friends who are music educators attended the NAfME conference in Nashville, titled The Learning, The Performing: The Inspiring. From the tweets, it looked like it was a successful conference. Next year, NAfME’s conference is titled Empower Creativity with emphases on STEAM and 21st Century Learning Skills. This is very coincidental as this week, I presented at the New Jersey Association for Independent...

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Halloween Activities for the Music Classroom
Oct12

Halloween Activities for the Music Classroom

If you are able to celebrate Halloween activities in your music classroom, here are some great free resources to check out (some are Fall-themed): “The 13 scariest pieces of classical music for Halloween” – by Melissa Lesnie from Limelight, Australia’s classical music and arts magazine. This article names 13 classical pieces that music educators could use in their classrooms for listening maps, accompaniments...

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