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Happy First Day!

16 Aug

After a long absence from blogging, I’m back! I’ve been putting it off and putting it off, but this year, I need to get back to reflecting and sharing in this public forum. I have recently started a new position as the Coordinator of Gifted Services and Resident Educators for my district. There is so much […]

Feeling Diminished? Augment Your Professional Development With Social Media

8 Feb

Below is the Google presentation, including all of the links from my OMEA/TI:ME conference session “Feeling Diminished? Augment Your Professional Development With Social Media” presented February 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM.   Watch the whole presentation below!

Tech Tips for the Music Student Teacher

16 Nov

I was recently asked by my district administration if I would be willing to supervise a student teacher. Yay! It’s been a couple of years since I had the opportunity to work with a student teacher. I’ve been lucky to have some really great pre-service teachers to work with in the past, and I’ve missed […]

A Refreshing Start to Year Nine

3 Nov

Year Nine?!??!? Yes, I am solidly into my ninth year of teaching elementary music. I can hardly believe that it was well over a decade ago that I decided to become a music educator. Last year was a difficult one for me. I had a hard time getting as excited as I used to about […]

Interview Tips for Music Teachers

2 Apr

Well, it’s that time of year – teacher job interview season! In my eight years of teaching I have held four different full-time teaching positions in three school districts. My first teaching job lasted a year, and I resigned because it was not a good fit for me. My next position was for two years, […]