Orff, Teacher Ideas

Starting Out With Student Teachers

Happy New Year! I know many teachers are beginning this new semester with student teachers from local universities.  The experience of having a student teacher can be exciting, daunting, and stressful all at the same time.  You never know what it is going to be like when handing your classroom over to another person.  I… Continue reading Starting Out With Student Teachers

Instruments, Movement, Rhythm, Seasonal, Singing, Solfege, Teacher Ideas

Back to School

This is my second week of school and we are in full swing now!  For me back to school is an exciting time and I love seeing my students again and getting to make music with them.  I teacher 1st-4th graders, so it is nice when I see my 2nd-4th graders they already know my… Continue reading Back to School

Teacher Ideas

Curriculum, Planning, & More

Curriculum I started a very basic form of curriculum in my first few years, but it wasn't helping as much as I had hoped.  Then, I took a music-curriculum course.  It was lead by Arvida Steen and Jay Broeker, Orff-Schulwerk legends. They helped us to start out with just a basic list of things to… Continue reading Curriculum, Planning, & More