Episodes

Sept. 20, 2018

19-Ways to beat imposter syndrome as an elementary music teacher

In this episode, we'll discover real ways you can beat imposter syndrome and stop comparing yourself once and for all to other mu…

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Sept. 14, 2018

18-Why songwriting in elementary music isn't scary

In episode 18, I'll go over why teaching songwriting and composition in elementary music isn't scary. If you're new to teaching y…

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Sept. 6, 2018

17-Teaching kids to sing in the elementary music classroom

In this episode, we're going to talk all about teaching kids to sing in elementary music. I wrote a blog post about teaching kids…

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Aug. 27, 2018

16-The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint FREEBIE

In this episode, you'll be able to listen to one of the 20 lessons from inside The Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint course. The…

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Aug. 21, 2018

15-Making students feel welcome in the music room this school year

Whether students are new to your school or have known you a while, I want to share ways that you can make students feel comfortab…

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Aug. 2, 2018

14-Tips on transitioning from summer back to school

This was originally aired on my Facebook page. In this episode, we'll talk about my favorite ways to transition from summer back …

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July 19, 2018

13-10 things you don't know about me

In this episode, I'll talk about 10 things you don't know about me. If you've ever wondered who I really am, then you need to li…

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July 11, 2018

12-How you can feel successful teaching elementary music

In this episode we'll discuss 3 ways you can feel successful teaching elementary music. To sign up for The Elementary Music Teach…

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July 3, 2018

11- Why teaching Patriotic music to kids is so important

In this episode we'll talk about why teaching Patriotic music to kids is so important. A lot of times, kids aren't given the oppo…

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June 19, 2018

10-Why self care for teachers is so important

Self care for teachers is so important! The quotes I share in this short but mighty episode are: "Almost everything will work aga…

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June 5, 2018

9-Advice for new music teachers

In this episode, I'll share my favorite tips I wish someone had shared with me my first year of teaching. We'll discuss: -why goi…

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May 22, 2018

8-Find motivation to take professional development

In this episode, we'll discuss how to find your motivation to take professional development this summer. Professional development…

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May 14, 2018

7- Why music teachers matter during teacher appreciation week

Music teachers, do you have any idea how much you matter? During teacher appreciation week, it can be so hard to watch several ot…

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May 14, 2018

6-How to plan for the next school year

It really is never too early to begin planning out the next school year. As this school year wraps up, think about what worked an…

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May 14, 2018

5-Classroom management in elementary music

In this episode, we we'll talk about: -why practicing procedures over and over matters -how to practice what your preach -my favo…

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May 14, 2018

4-Why the teacher walkouts matter

As a former Oklahoma educator, the walkouts matter a lot. Teachers aren't being heard and, lots of times also not seen. In this e…

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May 14, 2018

3- Springtime activities for the music classroom

In this episode, I will talk about my favorite Springtime activities for the music classroom. We'll discuss: -creating a rainstor…

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May 12, 2018

2-How to teach music in a low income school

Teaching in a low income school has its own set of unique challenges. These are the strategies that worked for me... -Do what wor…

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May 6, 2018

1-Welcome to The Elementary Music Teacher podcast

Welcome to The Elementary Music Teacher podcast! Hi, I'm Jessica, and I'm excited you're here. In this podcast, my hope is that…

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