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Hop Old Squirrel

Hop Old Squirrel

I have a lesson idea to present to you, but first, let’s talk about squirrels. They are everywhere this time of year, running all over the place and cramming things into their mouths. They aren’t limited to picking up a single acorn. I can personally...
Lesson Planning Resources for Music

Lesson Planning Resources for Music

I have a love/hate relationship with lesson planning. I love planning lessons when it serves a purpose, such as helping me to organize my thoughts or to create a logical and seamless order to classroom activities. I don’t love lesson planning when the plans are...
Survey Q & A: part two

Survey Q & A: part two

I’ve been hesitant to publish this entry for a long time now. I don’t enjoy writing about myself. It’s as cringe-worthy as hearing a recording of my own voice. However, the responses from the reader survey I administered several weeks ago were clear,...
Teacher Links and Loves

Teacher Links and Loves

Fridays have become a bit experimental where my blog posts are concerned for two reasons. First, they were meant to be reserved for lifestyle posts, which means that I can expand on my topic selections (an excuse to talk about life outside of teaching). Second, I...
Teaching Recorder Basics

Teaching Recorder Basics

Have you accumulated inside jokes with your students over the years? You know the kind. Where it takes only one word to have the whole class smiling and giggling. If so, you’re not alone. I built up a wealth of strange sayings to teach procedures. As ridiculous...
September Small Goals

September Small Goals

It’s time for another small goals linky party for the month of September. The rules are super easy (find them at the bottom of this post) and anyone is welcome to participate, teacher or not. I hope you’ll consider sharing your small goals with us by...