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The weekly spark for music teachers is ten minutes of mindset and energy designed especially for anyone teaching music. Host Janice Tuck offers insights, tips and strategies for dealing with common issues that arise in teaching music in schools.

This podcast is about finding the resourcefulness within yourself to make things happen. Its about developing the mindset and psychology - a way of being, talking and acting that will get you moving through the day with energy.

The Weekly Spark for Music Teachers Janice Tuck

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The weekly spark for music teachers is ten minutes of mindset and energy designed especially for anyone teaching music. Host Janice Tuck offers insights, tips and strategies for dealing with common issues that arise in teaching music in schools.

This podcast is about finding the resourcefulness within yourself to make things happen. Its about developing the mindset and psychology - a way of being, talking and acting that will get you moving through the day with energy.

    Why I think ukulele matters!

    Why I think ukulele matters!

    Have you ever wondered why we're always creating new resources using different instruments when it would be so much easier to sit back and relax?  Enjoy this episode explaining the reason why ukulele is a great instrument and resource for music education.

    • 11 min
    The secret to longevity in music teaching....frames!

    The secret to longevity in music teaching....frames!

    If you want to know the secret to feeling empowered with difficult questions in music teaching year after year ... this is a tool you can use.

    • 9 min
    The power of systems in teaching.

    The power of systems in teaching.

    On this episode Janice talks about creating empowering systems to make daily teaching routines faster and easier allowing you to fit more content into each day.

    Here are some of the awesome things to listen for in this episode:


    How using consistent systems can save you many hours per day in time and energy spent.

    How you can do a quick evaluation of your empowering teaching systems.

    • 5 min
    Journalling And a BIG secret.

    Journalling And a BIG secret.

    I’ve been journaling for years now and I wanted to share one of my big takeaways that I had with it this week. Leading up to Thanksgiving this is something we think about a lot. One of the first things I suggest to people who are starting out is to do something that feels good on the inside- then it will start radiating outwards to your school, students etc. One of the things I suggest is to trash conventional diaries. I know that might sound scary!! Why do I do this? 1. To customize it the way you want it, means you get out of it what you need- let’s face it, no-one else is going to read it! 2. Writing a bunch of things on a list doesn’t make you feel good- it just gives you a long list!! And the whole point of journaling is to help you feel good. Listen to find out more!

    • 9 min
    Rewrite your day!

    Rewrite your day!

    What do you when challenges come up? Everyone has challenges, some big, some small. How we deal with challenges is more important than the challenge itself in many cases.

    This week Janice shares a story of one of the challenges that has come up for her in the past few weeks, and details a technique of how to get over the negative feelings associated with a challenge, and move forward with confidence.

    To see the latest resources that the Fun Music Company has available for in-school or remote teaching, click here to get some free sample resources.

    • 8 min
    The ONE teaching secret that changed everything!

    The ONE teaching secret that changed everything!

    What if you could master one thing this week, a little strategy or tip  and have it become a major shift to help you teach for the rest of your teaching life? 

    In this episode, Janice shares a simple concept which anyone could use to shake up the learning. 

    • 8 min

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