Episodes

Jan. 12, 2022

185- Teaching Music on a Cart with Amy Walworth

Teaching on a cart is something many music teachers find themselves doing at one point in their career. There are a lot of quest…

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Jan. 5, 2022

184- Recapping the Podcast in 2021

Every year, I do a recap episode to reflect back on the episodes recorded and to share some of my favorite moments. 2021 was a f…

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Dec. 29, 2021

183-4 Guiding Questions to Help You Create a Mission Statement

What is a mission statement and why do you need one as a music teacher? When you do goal setting and really strive to reach thos…

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Dec. 22, 2021

182- 5 Steps for Finding Renewal as a Music Teacher

In this episode, I want to give you 5 steps that will help you to find renewal before you head back to school after Winter break.…

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Dec. 15, 2021

181- Being an Empowered Educator with Jen Rafferty

Being an empowered educator means that you notice how you're feeling, and are therefore able to take a deep breath and focus. A …

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Dec. 8, 2021

180- Music Teacher Coaching Call with Stephanie Klemetson

If you aren't aware by now, I'm beyond passionate about serving, mentoring, and coaching elementary music teachers. With that sa…

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Dec. 1, 2021

179-Working with English Language Learners in the Music Room with Ang…

Working with English Language Learners in the music room can feel intimidating, yet rewarding at the same time. How can you teac…

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Nov. 24, 2021

178- How to Be Thankful Even When it's Hard

Teaching right now is hard. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Although things are going back to "normal", they're not q…

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Nov. 17, 2021

177- Lining Up Students to Leave the Music Room

In this podcast episode, I'll talk about what to know about students lining up to leave the music room. Every class time will lo…

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Nov. 10, 2021

176- Deconstructing K-5th Grade Music Standards

What does it mean to deconstruct a music standard? It can be overwhelming having objectives, deciding what quarter to teach them…

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Nov. 3, 2021

175- Decolonizing Music Education with Giuliana Conti

What does decolonizing music education look like? Are there steps you can take to make sure you're making your music classroom e…

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Oct. 27, 2021

174- Music Teacher Coaching Call with Joanna Busch

If you aren't aware by now, I'm beyond passionate about serving, mentoring, and coaching elementary music teachers. With that sa…

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Oct. 20, 2021

173- Drama Education and Integration with Deb Baldwin

As an elementary music teacher, you bring drama into what you're already doing with your students, whether you realize it or not.…

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Oct. 13, 2021

172- Dealing with Feeling Left Out

Are you struggling with feelings of being left out or lonely? I know I sure have. In fact, I've gone through some anxiety and s…

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Oct. 6, 2021

171- Diversity in Music Education with Nate Holder

Diversity in music education is so important. Making your classroom equitable starts with you first... understanding who you are…

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Sept. 29, 2021

170- How to do Centers in the Elementary Music Room

Have you wanted to bring centers into your elementary music classroom but you're just not sure how? In this episode, we'll go ov…

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Sept. 22, 2021

169- Being a Leader in Your School as the Music Teacher with Jamal Ma…

What if I told you that you can step into being a leader in your school building and amongst your peers as the music teacher? Yo…

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Sept. 15, 2021

168- What to Know About Students Entering the Music Room

In this podcast episode, I'll talk about what to know about students entering the music room. Honestly, when you set yourself AN…

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Sept. 8, 2021

167- Taking an Empathy Based Approach to Behavioral Challenges in the…

While working with students with exceptional needs, you'll encounter students who deal with behavioral challenges. It's so tough…

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Sept. 1, 2021

166- First Steps in Pursuing your Edupreneur Dreams

Maybe you've wanted to start a side hustle or sell some products or services, but you're not quite sure how. I remember starting…

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Aug. 25, 2021

165- Empowering Music Students and the Student-Centered Music Room wi…

What is a student-centered classroom? How exactly does it empower your music students? In today's episode, Theresa and I talk a…

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Aug. 18, 2021

164- Personal Development and Creating Educational Leaders who are Em…

Personal development for teachers is an important topic, to help you in both your teacher life and for your students. A lot of t…

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Aug. 4, 2021

163- What to Expect Heading Back to in Person Teaching

Whether you already taught in person last school year or you'll be headed back into your building this school year, there's a lot…

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July 28, 2021

162- 3 Mindset Beliefs to Tackle Before Heading Into the New School Y…

There are so many mindset beliefs music teachers deal with on a daily basis. In this episode, I'm going to tackle the 3 I hear m…

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