If this helps anyone, here is how I am going to proceed with online learning for my high school choirs in the next weeks (approximately 130 students). My school uses Google Classroom, so this assignment will appear there and students will be able to submit. But this would also work through email. Many of these ideas are industry standards. I’ve only compiled them in a … Continue reading High School Choir Online Learning Options: Growing as Musicians
Many of us are now suddenly faced with distance learning situations. So, here are some ideas to consider when teaching from home (these work for sub plans or long-term school closures). Fortunately, there are a ton of great resources being generated online and shared out there right now. Join social media groups for your professional organizations to get access to ideas and plans. But then, … Continue reading Don’t just assign crap. Questions to consider in this bizarre time.
A frank guide to a better back-to-school night As noted in the title, this is intended for teachers who are looking to come through the other side of back-to-school night with fewer scars. If this is your first year, well, good luck. There’s a strong possibility that it’ll be a disaster, but that’s okay. Your entire first year may also be a disaster. Hang in there … Continue reading A frank guide to a better back-to-school night
Summer is the perfect time for me to try out some of the nonsense I spew all year long. Okay, not nonsense. Well thought-out, research-backed, pedagogically sound, veteran tested, best practices stuff. But honestly, stuff that sometimes makes me feel like I’m just a carnival barker. I’m talking about the practice-what-you-preach stuff. Things I say a million times over the course of a school year, … Continue reading Practicing What You Preach: Learning What You Teach