Monthly Archives: January 2013

Not a Sub

I do not recall if I have mentioned this before, but I find that it’s helpful to tell the students that you are their “guest musician” rather than their “sub”. I even write my name on the board with the … Continue reading

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It will get better!

As I was subbing the other day, and lamenting the behavior of the terrible chorus children I had in those classes, I longed to have my own classroom. Then I thought to myself, “why would my own students be any … Continue reading

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Band Geek New Year’s Resolutions

Something cute I found online the other day. There’s another one about instrument resolutions that I’ll share later. Enjoy!   Band Geeks New Years Resolutions I WILL NOT wear my Dinkles to school I WILL expand my listening repertoire beyond … Continue reading

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Rhythm Cars

Many music teachers will tell their students “if you can count it, you can play it”, which is entirely true; however, sometimes students still have difficulty learning to count a rhythm at a fast tempo. Some teachers use different common … Continue reading

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Book Quest – Sound Innovations

This is something I did for one of my classes during my internship. It is designed to help the students to become familiar with the layout of their method book. I think there was one issue in that a few … Continue reading

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The 4 Cs of Classroom Management

A very useful article that I got from my internship classes. The 4 Cs of Classroom Management

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Composition – Assessment Rubrics

Assessment Rubrics for Music Composition

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