Using the child’s naturalistic way by bringing out their curiosity and playfulness to create a perfect atmosphere for them to explore, create and learn while being fully engaged and participate is something I strive to provide for my students including the ELLs.
In this episode, I go over 8 SUPER EASY Hacks for drastically improving your virtually teaching! Like so many things in teaching, sometimes the simplest things can… Read more “8 Hacks for Virtual Teaching Breakthroughs!”
“You gotta draw the audience in… You’re always going somewhere, You are the ocean, you are the waves, the tide never stops, if the tide stops, the world would fall!”
In Episode 1, I will give you tips and tricks for eliminating boredom during those repetitious moments in class and making sure your students obsess over your… Read more “#MusicEdLove Podcast – Episode 1: Boredom Busters with Crumbly Bubbles and Company”
students are in music classes to make music, not to listen to your life story (well, sometimes they are way too interested in your life story…), but in general, they want to play more. So make way for more music!
imagine this huge churning cauldron (think of this ever-changing environment with which we have great responsibility). With each new ingredient, the color may change, or the consistency and that may give you a hint as to where to go next for an optimal potion
Sure… They might have thrown a ball at students when they played out of tune (seen it!). Do not comment on this in front of students. Well, who hasn’t conducted with celery sticks and carrots? NO NEW TEACHER COMMENTARY! And of course, when the students tell you, “We just used to take naps in here…” Do not disparage nap time during class (as much as you might be dying inside). Instead, try saying this to the students:
“I know you must have loved your last teacher. She clearly did _________ so brilliantly!”