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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.

    Creating a Daily Empowerment Plan for 2022: What it means and how to use it.

    Creating a Daily Empowerment Plan for 2022: What it means and how to use it.

    So you’re looking ahead at your calendar and the date keeps getting closer. The first term of teaching for 2022 you’ve been preparing for is coming at you full steam ahead, and just thinking of it makes you feel uncertain and anxious.

    What will happen when that first school bell finally rings? What changes will be about to take place for the 2022 teaching year? How will you focus amidst the pressure and nerves?

    Since it’s a new year with new goals, visions and plans I thought it was the perfect time to introduce you to what I’ve learned about the gift of certainty. With this sorted, you can have certainty in the classroom (or in hybrid, remote or in person teaching ) and therefore get certainty in your live. So the question is how do we create certainty in ourselves? … How do you create that feeling like you can make it all happen despite what’s happening around you… because when you create that “I can do this NO Matter what”  feeling, the truth is you can do the job to the best of your ability,.. and you’ll thrive because of it.



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    • 13 min
    The science of dealing with constant criticism

    The science of dealing with constant criticism

    Being happy in the school workplace especially at this busy time of the year is critical to your longevity, happiness and success in teaching, and by extension the happiness and success of your students”. But often as the end of year approaches, we’re left with the feeling of not being able to do anything right or being able to make anyone happy and are instead faced with criticism after criticism. If you have ever encountered criticism, or if you just want to create a culture of happiness in your classroom, this conversation is for you.



    Enjoy & Let me know your thoughts!

    Get a FREE teaching ukulele guide and lessons here: https://funmusicco.com/teaching-ukulele-lesson-plans/

    Get 7 FREE k-6 music curriculum lesson plans here : https://funmusicco.com/music-lesson-ideas-2021/

    Get 3 FREE Boomwhacker activities here: https://funmusicco.com/boomwhacker-activities/

    Tweet Me! @funmusicco

    Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funmusicco

    Get my weekly emails and free resources: https://funmusicco.com/resource-archive/

    • 14 min
    The wisdom of gratitude

    The wisdom of gratitude

    Have you ever had a time where you just wake up and you don’t know how to do what you’re supposed to do and teach your classes? Or have beyond just one day, have you ever experienced a period of time where it feels like motivation left the building or you’re a bit lost, or something has happened and you’re left wondering how the heck you’re going to be able to face your music classes or your day-to-day ever again?

    If you're feeling stuck and unmotivated, tired or sad let’s walk through a solution that might help you troubleshoot and get back on track! My hope is that this one action will be the thing you take on board so you can always return to the classroom anytime you’re feeling stressed, uninspired, overwhelmed, burnt out, overtired, depressed or unmotivated in general and will help you step up and serve your students, even in the hardest times!

    After listening let me know your biggest takeaways, by writing a review or comment...I can’t wait to read it!

    Get a FREE teaching ukulele guide and lessons here: https://funmusicco.com/teaching-ukulele-lesson-plans/

    Get 7 FREE k-6 music curriculum lesson plans here : https://funmusicco.com/music-lesson-ideas-2021/

    Get 3 FREE Boomwhacker activities here: https://funmusicco.com/boomwhacker-activities/

    Tweet Me! @funmusicco

    Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funmusicco

    Get my weekly emails here: : https://funmusicco.com/resource-archive/

    • 7 min
    What have you done lately to rekindle the passion for your music teaching?

    What have you done lately to rekindle the passion for your music teaching?

    Rekindling the passion for teaching music can mean hundreds of different things to different people- for It might be taking a moment to breathe, booking a dinner out, learning a new instrument, it might be taking time out or it might simply be sharing your wins! Whatever it is, it’s more about the “how” in making sure you do it regularly so that it creates lasting memories and impact leaving you feeling fulfilled and happy about your career. Do you want to know: The system I’ve learned for rekindling the passion used by the best teachers and coaches? How to make it a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly routine? If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pause and celebrate.. I’ll share with you a framework for celebrating both small and big wins, because these things truly matter!

    Enjoy & Let me know your thoughts!

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    • 9 min
    3 Super Simple Systems for Stress- Free Music Teaching

    3 Super Simple Systems for Stress- Free Music Teaching

    It doesn’t matter what area of music we’re teaching- instruments, theory, curriculum or something new- there is a non-negotiable that is essential and helps save us from all the stress, fear and nerves about teaching music! This non-negotiable allows us to go through each lesson with confidence, creativity and strategy. Let’s dive into what my 3 super simple examples of systems and plans look like!



    Get a FREE teaching ukulele guide and lessons here: https://funmusicco.com/teaching-ukulele-lesson-plans



    Watch my FREE video based on the popsicle step system mentioned in this episode here:

    https://funmusicco.com/classroom-management-with-popsicle-sticks/



    Get 7 FREE k-6 music curriculum lesson plans here : https://funmusicco.com/music-lesson-ideas-2021/



    Tweet Me! @funmusicco

    Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funmusicco

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    • 9 min
    How to reach those naughty kids who just don’t seem to listen

    How to reach those naughty kids who just don’t seem to listen

    You might already have strategies for behaviour management - some passive, some active and some which might be rewards based. But what do you do with those naughty kids who can’t seem to be reached?.. oppositional kids who are non- compliant, unsafe, disrespectful and walking out of the room. Why do they continue to act out and miscommunicate? What  are your back-up options for when most strategies don’t  work.  Whether you’re a veteran or a first year teacher, I want to help you think outside the box to start working on your perception to boost your fulfilment as a music teacher.



    Enjoy & Let me know your thoughts!

    Tweet Me! @funmusicco

    Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funmusicco

    Get 7 FREE k-6 music curriculum lesson plans here :  https://bit.ly/3jXNami

    • 5 min

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