Children's Church, Management

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors in Church

I’m not going to lie, dealing with behaviors in church is really tough. It’s not school, and it’s only a few hours (maybe only one!) a week—so there’s no time for bad behaviors, right? Wrong. Other people think that church kids should be the best kids. Also wrong. Now, I am not saying you will… Continue reading Dealing with Difficult Behaviors in Church

Elementary Music, Management

Routines You Need in the Music Room

All teachers know that classroom management is essential for learning. This is very true in the music room—without classroom management, how can you play instruments or do dances? An essential part of classroom management are routines. Routines keep things orderly. And if students do them enough, they will be so second nature that you do… Continue reading Routines You Need in the Music Room

Elementary Music, Management

Keys to Classroom Management in the Music Room

Classroom management is essential to learning. No learning can happen if a class is loud, crazy, or not in their seats. Trust me. There are quite a few “keys” to classroom management—today I am going to focus on the three top keys to classroom management. For the record, I am definitely not an expert. I… Continue reading Keys to Classroom Management in the Music Room

Elementary Music, Management

Phrases for Classroom Management in the Music Room

Classroom management is so important. Without classroom management, no one learns anything. These are a few phrases for classroom management in the music room. Everyone develops different phrases to keep their class running. These are the phrases that keep me grounded. They keep my classes running. They keep my students (mostly) in line. I hope… Continue reading Phrases for Classroom Management in the Music Room

Elementary Music, Management

Really Specific Classroom Management Systems for the Music Room

Classroom management systems in the music room…. It can be a difficult thing. It is difficult because elementary music teachers teach every single kid in the whole school. And some classes are better behaved than others. And unfortunately, we still have to deal with the really difficult classes. And we all know, that nothing gets… Continue reading Really Specific Classroom Management Systems for the Music Room

Children's Church, Management, Organization

How to Structure Children’s Church in 6 Easy Steps

We're moving! I am splitting up the church lessons and the music lessons! You can continue reading this post, but future posts will be housed on BeccasBibleClass.com Kids need structure. All kids need structure. The less they seem to want it, the more they need it. Structure is the key to running your Children’s Church… Continue reading How to Structure Children’s Church in 6 Easy Steps

Elementary Music, Management

Questions to Ask Yourself When the Class is Off the Chain

You know what I mean. Some days it may seem like they are completely crazy as soon as they walk in the room. Talking, getting out of their seats, making fun of each other.... etc. Sometimes it has an obvious cause: fire drill, pep rally, the day before Christmas break. But what if it does… Continue reading Questions to Ask Yourself When the Class is Off the Chain