Oh classroom tours.... how I love them. But yet, there never seem to be enough classroom tours when it comes to music teachers. Guys-- I want to see your classrooms! I figure that others must feel how I do to, so I am doing a classroom tour today! Now, it is not 100% clean (we've… Continue reading Elementary Music Classroom Tour
Lesson planning. AKA the bane of most teachers’ existence. I cannot wait until I have taught for a while, so that I will have more lesson ideas. Sometimes I feel so stuck for fun lesson ideas, and it seems to take me forever to write a lesson. Because I sometimes find it difficult, I have… Continue reading Tips for Keeping on Top of Lesson Planning
Teachers have a lot of things to do: lesson plans, grading, concert, PTA meetings, field trips, copies…. And that does not even include teaching the kids! Factor in personal life and non-work related commitments and staying organized can be a nightmare. I, personally, have to juggle work, choir, keeping up with the house and dogs,… Continue reading Best Tools for Staying Organized as a Teacher
As school starts, teachers purchase a lot of things for their classrooms. Some stock up on pencils, pens, crayons, and composition books. Some redecorate their classrooms. I tried to spend a minimal amount of money. I think it is good practice to save as much money as possible in the classroom. Ten dollars here and five there… Continue reading The Best Classroom Purchase Ever!