Sound Models

Model Musician Sounds Jim Matthews Who are YOUR models for music?  Which performing artists do YOU listen to? Who do you play for your students as a STANDARD – model of excellence? This certainly is NOT a complete list as there are many models which are not listed.  This is simply a start. Flute – […]

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Godly Discipline in the Classroom/Home

Discipline based on Proverbs 15   Every class must be taught the guidelines the teacher desires for that particular atmosphere.  Each class actually has its own personality. Each class must learn how to function as a family of new members.  Not all of them need to get along and be best friends at all times, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Champion Teacher Techniques

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” This saying by author T. Alan Armstrong hits the nail on the head when it comes to the kind of attitude a teacher should strive to attain.Every good teacher’s end goal should always emphasize the success of the student. This article, which contains some of the topics from the book as well as some from my personal experience, will give you many different techniques that will help you teach like a champion.

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Avoid Wasting Precious Class Time by Using the “Do Now” Method

The moment students begin entering your classroom, chaos will occur and time will be wasted unless you as the teacher set expectations for your students. One very effective strategy that will set the mood for the class period and make the best use of time is the “Do Now” method. This technique can be used for any school teacher, but this article will mainly address music teachers. The goal for each class period is meaningful and purposeful practice, and great band directors learn how to make the most efficient use of every minute. This article will discuss the Do Now method to help you avoid wasting the first few minutes of each class.

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7 Helpful Tips for Effective Classroom Management

Achieving productive educational results should be every teacher’s desire, and the only way to accomplish this is the teacher’s ability to manage the behavior of their students. Both new and experienced teachers struggle with disruptive behavior, and many teachers complain about not possessing effective methods to handle those problem situations. Also, many teachers tend to overlook the good things in their students (even the disruptive ones). Many students are potential leaders and can be a tremendous advantage in helping you manage your classroom. This article will provide you with seven tips to better prepare for effective classroom management.

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