Jim Matthews

About Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews is a veteran band director of 30 years at Jackson Middle School in Titusville, FL. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Florida State University. His bands continuously receive superior ratings at band festivals. The bands have received the Florida Bandmaster’s Association Five, Ten, Fifteen, Twenty and Twenty-five Year Superior Awards for continuous Superior ratings. He is presently the Brevard County Music Instructional Coach for all secondary band directors. He is a member of Florida Bandmaster’s Association, Music Educator’s National Conference and Phi Beta Mu – an International Honorary Band Director’s Fraternity. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher in music. For more information, see the About section.
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Listen and Obey

There is a saying, “You are where you are today, because of the prayers of yesterday. You will be where you are tomorrow because of what you pray today!” People need you to pray today. Whether they know it or not, they are depending on you. We all need each other…

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You Can’t Make Me Teach Alone!

The Lord said in Deuteronomy 31:8, “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” That is a huge comfort to me as I get ready to go teach everyday! I would not dream of going into today’s classrooms without God going before me and being right there with me. I am going to walk in under His banner, in…

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Grading and Conduct Policies (Video)

In this video, we’ll be discussing grading and conduct policies. We’re going to help you in developing your grading and conduct policies for your classroom. What is your grading system going…

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Class Materials Content (Video)

In this video we’re going to be covering class materials. We’re going to be covering topics that are so important to the actual every day playing-in-classroom work you’ll be doing. This is where the rubber hits the road…

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Intro to Video Series (Video)

This article is an introduction to a series of articles that Director Jim Matthews has recorded on video. Due to increasing popularity of videos in society, we have decided to make many of our articles as videos for ease and availability…

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