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235- Using Centers for Assessment with Aileen Miracle

Using centers in the music room isn't as scary as it sounds. There are ways to plan for centers and ways to provide choice centers to your students. Along with that, centers are a great way to assess your students. In this ep...

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235- Using Centers for Assessment with Aileen Miracle

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March 22, 2023

235- Using Centers for Assessment with Aileen Miracle

Using centers in the music room isn't as scary as it sounds. There are ways to plan for centers and ways to provide choice centers to your students. Along with that, centers are a great way to assess your students. In this ep...

March 15, 2023

234- Following a Roadmap for Curriculum Development

Following a roadmap is the way to successfully build a curriculum for your classroom that you love. In this episode, I'll talk about the steps of that roadmap and what to do in order to get to your end goal.... a curriculum. ...

March 08, 2023

233- How Assessment and Lesson Planning Work Together

Assessment and lesson planning work together and not against each other. So many times, teachers (including myself) do a great job lesson planning, but feel frustrated their students aren’t connecting the dots between concept...

March 01, 2023

232- Using Concept Based Teaching in the Music Room

Every grade level that comes into the music room has a different set of concepts you need to cover. It's the how to do it part that can get a bit confusing. When you use concept based teaching in the music room, you'll notice...

February 22, 2023

231- 4 Ways to Incorporate Curriculum Development in the Music Room

Curriculum development in the music room is already happening every day. Yes, you’re a curriculum developer and designer whether you know it or not. When you lesson plan, plan for units, prepare for programs, and use assessme...

February 15, 2023

230- How to Use the ADDIE Instructional Model in Teaching

There are many types of instructional models. Some are used to design courses, others are used to design lessons and curriculum, yet all can be used by you, the teacher. Although there are many instructional design models to ...

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Jessica Peresta

Jessica Peresta graduated with her Bachelor of Music Education in 2004 and earned the top music educator award. She went on to build a music program from scratch at an elementary school in Tulsa, OK, earning the Teacher of the Year and Teacher of Today awards during her second year of teaching. Jessica has used her expertise to found The Domestic Musician, LLC where she mentors and supports elementary music teachers through her HARMONY membership site, The Elementary Music Teacher podcast, and her blog. Jessica is also the author of "Make A Note: What You Really Need To Know About Teaching Elementary Music”.

On the side, Jessica does curriculum and education contract work for various states and companies, coaches music teachers and edupreneurs, and is receiving her Masters's in Educational Technology from The University of Arkansas.

In her personal life, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, her 3 sons, and her 3 dogs.

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