Episodes

Aug. 12, 2020

113- Teaching music virtually and self care with Michelle Rose

Teaching music virtually is something you may have never thought you would be doing. It's a learning curve and comes with it's o…

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Aug. 5, 2020

112- How to cope with anxiety and worry as you go back to school

So much has been on my heart lately, especially in regards to going back to school. The worry, anxiety, and overwhelm parents, s…

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July 29, 2020

111- Classroom management, setting up your classroom, and having the …

This episode comes directly from the "Start the School Year Off Right" challenge that I hosted earlier in the month. If you miss…

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July 22, 2020

110- Intentional bridge building in music classrooms with Justin Mcle…

In this episode, Justin Mclean and I have a conversation all around intentional bridge building in music classrooms. You'll find…

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July 15, 2020

109- A conversation with my teacher sister Jeralyn about all things e…

In this episode, my sister Jeralyn and I have a candid conversation about all things education. She's taught in the general clas…

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July 8, 2020

108- How to start the school year off feeling a little bit less overw…

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed heading into this school year, or you have no idea what to expect with all the uncertainty ab…

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June 28, 2020

107-Why joining HARMONY is an easy choice with Autumn Shurley, Justin…

Autumn Shurley, Justin Stanton , and Lauren Larson are three music teachers who are apart of my HARMONY membership site. They ca…

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June 26, 2020

106- How joining HARMONY helps music teachers beat the overwhelm with…

Joseph Tagnipes and Ashley Hawk are two music teachers who are a part of my HARMONY membership site. They came on the podcast to…

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June 17, 2020

105-What my former student wants teachers to know with Ralph Edwards

One of the greatest pleasures of being an elementary music teacher is being able to pour into the lives of your students each and…

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June 10, 2020

104- Finding balance while teaching from home and being a parent

Is navigating parenting and working from home a challenge for you right now? I know transitioning from the classroom to the virt…

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June 3, 2020

103-Beating imposter syndrome with Katie Holbrook

In this episode, Katie Holbrook and I talk all about imposter syndrome, finding your people, and leaning into communities as a mu…

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June 1, 2020

BONUS-White Music Teacher...Do Better

White music teacher friends. This episode is all about my experience working in a school with a high demographic of black studen…

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May 27, 2020

102- How to connect with your students while teaching virtually

Teaching music and trying to connect with your students virtually can be tricky and weird. You want to still see them and hear t…

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May 20, 2020

101-Preparing for any teaching situation next school year

Let's be honest. Teaching during COVID-19 has been overwhelming. Now that school is wrapping up, thinking about what your teach…

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May 13, 2020

100- Ideas for integrating music and social studies

This episode is all about integrating music and social studies. There are so many ways to integrate social studies and history wi…

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May 6, 2020

99- The importance of early childhood music education with Dr. Michae…

In this episode, Dr. Ruybalid talks about why early childhood music education is so important. You'll hear why starting kiddos …

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April 29, 2020

98- Ideas for integrating science and music

This episode is all about integrating music and science. There are so many ways to make science musical, and the ideas discussed …

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April 22, 2020

97- Cultural Relevant Teaching in the Elementary Music Classroom with…

In this episode, Franklin and I discuss what we wish we had known before entering the teaching profession, cultural relevant teac…

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April 15, 2020

96- Ideas for integrating music into math

This episode is all about integrating music and math. There are so many ways to make math musical, and the ideas discussed in thi…

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April 8, 2020

95- Being a music education author with Sarah Gulish

Writing an eBook is something that many music educators think about doing, but just don't start for some reason. Your reason mig…

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April 1, 2020

94- Ideas for integrating music into reading

Have you wanted to integrate music and reading, but you just don't know how? In this episode, I'll share my favorite ways to inte…

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March 25, 2020

93- Keep teaching music… yes even online

In this episode, I'll talk about how you can and will keep teaching music, yes... even if it's online. Just like when you were a …

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March 18, 2020

92- Teaching solfege with Melissa Stouffer

In episode 92, Melissa Stouffer comes on to talk about what solfege is, how to teach it and use it in your classroom, and how she…

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March 15, 2020

BONUS- Teaching music amidst COVID-19

This is such a stressful time right now. Whether your school has closed, is going to close soon, or you're just not sure what's …

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