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The Music Ed Mentor Podcast, hosted by Elisa Jones, is a podcast about the challenges -- and solutions -- that music teachers encounter in their every day lives. Episodes feature a variety of guest educators who offer tips to fellow teachers. The Music Ed Mentor Podcast is sponsored by SmartMusic.

The Music Ed Mentor Podcast A podcast for music educators

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The Music Ed Mentor Podcast, hosted by Elisa Jones, is a podcast about the challenges -- and solutions -- that music teachers encounter in their every day lives. Episodes feature a variety of guest educators who offer tips to fellow teachers. The Music Ed Mentor Podcast is sponsored by SmartMusic.

    Episode 76:Choral Techniques for the Non-Chorally Trained Teacher

    Episode 76:Choral Techniques for the Non-Chorally Trained Teacher

    I bring on the formidable and inspiring Christine Bass—one of the most prolific adjudicators and clinicians in the coral world (and for good reason). If you're looking for practical ways to improve yourself as a singer, and improve your students as singers, you won't find a more practical approach than what she will provide in this episode.

    • 46 min
    Episode 75: Job Transitions: How and When to Make a Change

    Episode 75: Job Transitions: How and When to Make a Change

    For today’s episode I brought in my friend Shawna Long, an award-winning music technology teacher who recently transitioned from teaching middle school music technology classes to teaching elementary music. A teacher of her caliber so celebrated for her successes could probably have chosen any position that she wanted. Today we'll explore why we might transition between jobs and how we can do it most successfully.

    • 42 min
    Episode 74: Planning for Next School Year—Pandemic or Not

    Episode 74: Planning for Next School Year—Pandemic or Not

    This week’s episode recaps a webinar I recently hosted that wasn't really a webinar at all! Not a lesson, not a lecture—it was a work session. I brought on my friend and colleague Jessica Peresta to help walk us through exactly how to plan for next school year—no matter what the situation will be.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 73: Being Transparent About Yourself with Your Students

    Episode 73: Being Transparent About Yourself with Your Students

    In this episode I welcome my dear friend Mia Ibrahim to discuss how to know when to be transparent with your students about who you are outside of the music classroom, and how this can affect your relationships with your students, your colleagues, your administration, and the community.

    • 47 min
    Episode 72: The Frustrations Of Online Learning And What You Can Do About Them

    Episode 72: The Frustrations Of Online Learning And What You Can Do About Them

    My goal in this episode is to try offering a handful of answers and a whole lot of validation towards whatever you are feeling right now. Whether you’re feeling frustration, silliness, joy, gratitude, anger, or fear—whatever you’re feeling—it is validated.

    • 24 min
    Episode 71: Realities Of Teaching Online

    Episode 71: Realities Of Teaching Online

    In just a matter of a few weeks, the whole world has changed. It is with mixed feelings that I welcome our new reality. Change is never easy, and exponential change is hardest of all. Our teacher hearts ache for connection with our students.

    • 52 min

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