Tech Talk Tuesday: Twitter for PLN

Tech Talk Tuesday: Twitter for PLN

I am not a digital native – really about 5-10 years too old (aging myself here!). When my little brother was in college I remember him making me sign up for this weird thing called “Facebook.” Then a few years ago this other thing called “Twitter” came along. I didn’t think I would ever have a need for Twitter, but have recently started to see the light! Twitter has become a huge part of my PLN (Professional Learning Network) and my county has also embraced it. I now use it to document my PLN work on my teacher evaluation!

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Intro to iPads in My Music Room

Tech Talk Tuesday: Intro to iPads in My Music Room

I am so excited to bring you Tech Talk Tuesday! I just got back from attending the Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC) and I am in a techy mood! I am inviting all my educator friends to link up to discuss something you love pertaining to technology in the classroom! Maybe it is a teacher tip, maybe a student tip, or maybe it is just something amazing you hope to do one day! Either way, check out the links below and join the party!

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Rhythm Centers – Freebie!

Rhythm Centers – Freebie!

Success! The past two weeks I have implemented music centers successfully for the first time in my career. Any previous experience doing centers resulted in students simply playing games with no purpose. I was determined to succeed this time! Rhythm Centers are a GREAT way to offer differentiation in the music classroom AND students have a great time practicing their rhythm skills.

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Beat Buddies, Part Two

Beat Buddies, Part Two

I recently posted about Beat Buddies and how amazing they were for classroom management. I think classroom management is a huge component of being a teacher and I am always looking for new methods for managing my class. However a reader let me know I failed to explain properly what musical activities I do with Beat Buddies. For that error, I apologize! I was mostly excited about how they really got my K’s to calm down!

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Hook them from the first day!  Fabulous First Day of Music Lesson Plans

Hook them from the first day!  Fabulous First Day of Music Lesson Plans

The first day of music class can be hard to plan! You want it to be great, but also cover important procedures. It is crucial you get this day right – it can set the tone for the whole year! Get some tips and tricks (and lesson ideas!) in this post!

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Twitter for PLN

Tech Talk Tuesday: Twitter for PLN

I am not a digital native – really about 5-10 years too old (aging myself here!). When my little brother was in college I remember him making me sign up for this weird thing called “Facebook.” Then a few years ago this other thing called “Twitter” came along. I didn’t think I would ever have a need for Twitter, but have recently started to see the light! Twitter has become a huge part of my PLN (Professional Learning Network) and my county has also embraced it. I now use it to document my PLN work on my teacher evaluation!

read more
Tech Talk Tuesday: Intro to iPads in My Music Room

Tech Talk Tuesday: Intro to iPads in My Music Room

I am so excited to bring you Tech Talk Tuesday! I just got back from attending the Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC) and I am in a techy mood! I am inviting all my educator friends to link up to discuss something you love pertaining to technology in the classroom! Maybe it is a teacher tip, maybe a student tip, or maybe it is just something amazing you hope to do one day! Either way, check out the links below and join the party!

read more
Rhythm Centers – Freebie!

Rhythm Centers – Freebie!

Success! The past two weeks I have implemented music centers successfully for the first time in my career. Any previous experience doing centers resulted in students simply playing games with no purpose. I was determined to succeed this time! Rhythm Centers are a GREAT way to offer differentiation in the music classroom AND students have a great time practicing their rhythm skills.

read more
Beat Buddies, Part Two

Beat Buddies, Part Two

I recently posted about Beat Buddies and how amazing they were for classroom management. I think classroom management is a huge component of being a teacher and I am always looking for new methods for managing my class. However a reader let me know I failed to explain properly what musical activities I do with Beat Buddies. For that error, I apologize! I was mostly excited about how they really got my K’s to calm down!

read more
Hook them from the first day!  Fabulous First Day of Music Lesson Plans

Hook them from the first day!  Fabulous First Day of Music Lesson Plans

The first day of music class can be hard to plan! You want it to be great, but also cover important procedures. It is crucial you get this day right – it can set the tone for the whole year! Get some tips and tricks (and lesson ideas!) in this post!

read more

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I'm busy mom of three and music educator in Atlanta, GA. My passion is helping busy music teachers deliver time saving, engaging lessons so you have more time to enjoy your life! Click my photo to learn more! Teach music. Love life.

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