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Anne Mileski from anacrusic.com engages in meaningful conversations about music and music education. Following the mantra "purposeful, sequential, joyful" each episode highlights different topics elementary music teachers face each and every day in their school classrooms. The Anacrusic Podcast is a chance to put your arm around another music teacher buddy and start discovering your most joyful music teacher heart.

The Anacrusic Podcast: Purposeful, Sequential, & Joyful Music Education Anne Mileski

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Anne Mileski from anacrusic.com engages in meaningful conversations about music and music education. Following the mantra "purposeful, sequential, joyful" each episode highlights different topics elementary music teachers face each and every day in their school classrooms. The Anacrusic Podcast is a chance to put your arm around another music teacher buddy and start discovering your most joyful music teacher heart.

    TAP 084: Where Are You Right Now?

    TAP 084: Where Are You Right Now?

    Today on the podcast, I’m sharing why I decided to push forward with the lesson planning challenge, even though we are in C-R-A-Z-Y times. I realized that so many of us are in different situations with our teaching and what is expected of us, and I wanted to honor everyone’s journey. This episode is about identifying where you are, and what’s possible.

    • 18 min
    TAP 083: Take a Deep Breath and Sing

    TAP 083: Take a Deep Breath and Sing

    Whew. What a crazy couple of weeks. Today on the podcast, I’m really sharing what’s on my heart with all the things happening in our world and how it’s impacting the music education community overall. The big takeaway? I’m here for you, so you can be here for KIDS.

    • 15 min
    TAP 082: How to Plan a Lesson in 4 Simple Steps

    TAP 082: How to Plan a Lesson in 4 Simple Steps

    It’s really difficult to talk about lesson planning without talking about curricular planning or learning sequence framework. But we need to start SOMEWHERE. This episode will get you on your way to mastering your lesson planning flow in 4 easy steps.

    • 22 min
    TAP 081: 7 Ways to Teach a Song

    TAP 081: 7 Ways to Teach a Song

    There have been a handful times I’ve just wanted to sing the darn song and plan the darn game. In those cases, I have to admit, I have made my children victims to lining out a song. But in the hopes of keeping your classroom alive and engaging, for both you and your students, today I’m sharing seven other ways to teach a song. Don’t forget to head to the show notes on the Anacrusic website to snag your FREE cheatsheet.

    • 23 min
    TAP BONUS: My Why - The 3 Pillars of Anacrusic

    TAP BONUS: My Why - The 3 Pillars of Anacrusic

    I wanted to take today to go a little bit deeper, to let you know why I do what I do. These three things are woven throughout each and everything that I do, each and everything that I create, and keep me grounded in this work. Although I’ve drawn inspiration from different mentors and education and experiences in my career, the process and the experiences that I’ve had to come to these three pillars are what make them uniquely Anne, and uniquely Anacrusic.

    • 18 min
    TAP 080: The Plug + Play Formula for Intentional Music Teaching

    TAP 080: The Plug + Play Formula for Intentional Music Teaching

    Today on TAP, I'm sharing why you need a plug + play formula for everything you teach. And here's a hint: it's because you are an intentional music teacher, who cares, and who deserves to conquer the overwhelm once and for all. Don't just take it from me, also take a listen to what Kristin Sotero, a member of The Sequencing Solution, had to say about being a part of the program.

    • 31 min

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