Four music teachers discuss current issues in music education; offer resources, tips, and tricks; and catalogue their growth and missteps made as young teachers. Originally started with all in their first five years of teaching, see how they have grown now in their seventh season.
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Semester 2 Welcome Back
Veronica is back teaching, John starts Marching Season in January, Sus is teaching Musical Theater and Olin is... getting rained on in Oregon. Welcome to 2021.
Fall 2020 Semester Wrap
We look forward to the spring, and Veronica sneaks in to discuss her preparations to return to the classroom.
Here's hoping everyone has a restful and safe Winter Break.
S7E15 Recorded 12.15.2020
Winding Down the Term
What do you do when your kids don't turn in enough work, or work that is too poor quality for a public facing virtual ensemble video?
How do you keep a virtuous cycle of energy going when your kids are checked out? We don't have the answers but tune in anyway!
S7E14 Recorded 12/8/2020
Pandemic Pacing Meets Old Expectations
Feeling pressure to produce something at the end of the semester when your concerts are cancelled and kids are way behind? Why? Make sure you're setting reasonable expectations for yourself and your students this term.
Recorded November 30 2020 S7E13
Reflections on Gratitude
Happy Thanksgiving, whether you're celebrating alone or commuting to visit family, we hope you'll join our PodFam for some reflections on gratitude.
Recorded November 20, 2020. S7E12
Edspeak: Revisiting Education Jargon
Sus has to do evaluations for her student teacher and is struggling with wrapping her brain around writing for an education department and not a school of music.
Recorded 11/15 S7E11