10 episodes

It's Sunday evening. You're burnt out and your head is still spinning at the chaos of last week's lessons. Monday morning is just around the corner - what will you teach?
Anne and Victoria share practical ideas and teaching strategies that you can do first thing Monday morning. Each activity is linked to a larger teaching process or pedagogical concept.
Consider us the two music teaching team members you wish you had in your school.

Teaching Music Tomorrow - with Anne Mileski and Victoria Boler Victoria Boler

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

It's Sunday evening. You're burnt out and your head is still spinning at the chaos of last week's lessons. Monday morning is just around the corner - what will you teach?
Anne and Victoria share practical ideas and teaching strategies that you can do first thing Monday morning. Each activity is linked to a larger teaching process or pedagogical concept.
Consider us the two music teaching team members you wish you had in your school.

    Fast & Slow Activities for Early Elementary Music

    Fast & Slow Activities for Early Elementary Music

    The concept of fast and slow is one of the earliest foundational concepts we introduce to our students. In the land of comparatives, it’s one of the most accessible for our young musicians, because they have so much gross locomotor experience moving fast. The discrimination between learning slow and fast is an important scaffold for talking about tempi and note durations later on in music learning.  

    Today Anne & Victoria share some of their favorite activities for using faster and slower, as well as some good teaching strategies to scaffold the experience appropriately for your young learners. Both of these activities can be incorporated into your very next music lesson to compare fast and slow.  

    Victoria's song, "Sulla Rulla," was sourced from nordicsounds.info.   

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:  

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    • 20 min
    Rounds in Elementary General Music

    Rounds in Elementary General Music

    Part-singing is one of the most integral parts of the general elementary music classroom. Rounds are an important part of a part-work sequence, but are not the first experience or even the most accessible way to explore part work for beginners.

    Today Anne & Victoria talk about how to use rounds in a lesson, an appropriate sequence for teaching these activities, and some tips and tricks to make rounds more successful in your teaching. Anne's song, "Scotland's Burning" is sourced from "150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching," published by Boosey & Hawkes. Victoria’s song, “Sahhaa Sahhaa” is sourced from nordicsounds.info.

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website here to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

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    • 20 min
    Elemental Form

    Elemental Form

    Elemental Form is one of the most basic ways to break down music in the elementary music classroom. Whether we are talking about singing, movement, or any other mode of music making, we use elemental form every single day in our lessons. From introducing new song material to scaffolding for students’ creative choice, elemental form is not only a concept on our curriculum roadmap, but a tool for student understanding.

    Today Anne & Victoria break down different ways to teach elemental form with two concrete activities you can use in your classroom tomorrow. Not only do we explore activities that highlight form, but we talk about ways to use elemental form as a scaffold for creative choice.

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website here to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    annemileski.com | @annemileski on instagram

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    • 17 min
    Ostinato Activities for Elementary Music

    Ostinato Activities for Elementary Music

    Ostinati seem like one of those simple things that appears on our elementary general music curriculum “to do” list. However, ostinati are definitely not a “one and done” game. As a matter of fact, they're an important part of our music making process that allows students to exhibit their own independent musicianship while also making creative choices.

    Today Anne & Victoria are talking about ways to use ostinati in your classroom tomorrow. Ironically, we don’t chat about what we’re going to share ahead of time, but these activities are a beautiful pairing for ways to incorporate different modes of music making and ostinati in your lesson plans this week.

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website here to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    annemileski.com | @annemileski on instagram

    victoriaboler.com | @victoriaboler on instagram  

    • 26 min
    Speech Activities for Elementary General Music

    Speech Activities for Elementary General Music

    When you think about the many different modes of music making we use in the elementary general music classroom, you may not immediately think about speech. However, like singing, speaking is an important first step (and beyond!) for all musicians to explore comparatives, creativity, and expression.

    Today Anne & Victoria are talking about speech pieces they use in their classrooms. Victoria is sharing a rhyme that can easily be scaffolded for upper elementary grades with layered ostinati, and Anne is sharing something that works well as a first experience for students using speech and making creative choices. Both you can drag and drop into your classroom today.

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website here to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    annemileski.com | @annemileski on instagram

    victoriaboler.com | @victoriaboler on instagram  

    • 20 min
    Picture Books for Music Class

    Picture Books for Music Class

    Picture books are one of the most powerful tools you can use in your elementary music classroom. Aside from bringing in cross-curricular connections from kids’ grade level classrooms, or “singing a story” (which we love!), there are many ways to incorporate books into the music room that promote active music making and learning with our students.

    Today Anne & Victoria are talking about two books they like to use with early elementary students–although both could be used with upper grades as well! Anne is sharing “Away We Go” by Migy, and how she uses vocal exploration and movement pathway exploration to enhance the story. Victoria shares “Winter Winter Cold and Snow” by Sharon Gibson Palermo & Christina Song, and how she incorporates rhythmic speech and improvisation. As usual, both activities are complete with how to get started and expand activities with your students.

    Thank you for listening! Visit our website here to listen to or watch new episodes. Make sure to click subscribe and leave a review from whichever platform you are listening on, and tell us what you’d like to teach in your music classroom tomorrow! For more from Anne & Victoria, click the links below:

    annemileski.com | @annemileski on instagram

    victoriaboler.com | @victoriaboler on instagram  

    • 17 min

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Anne and Victoria,
Thank you for taking the time to share this resource to elementary music educators. The content is precise, succinct, and inspires many ideas that are instantly usable in one’s own classroom.

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