September 20, 2020

The start of the school year is always exciting for me, and it's exciting for almost every teacher I've ever met. We spend the whole summer preparing. Sure, we're traveling, spending time outside, reading books, and doing things we love during those sacred months, but...

February 3, 2018

I love the beginning of a new semester. As a middle school teacher, I am able to offer a ukulele elective every semester. Students who sign up are a mixed bunch; some are my students from my Middle School Chorus or other ensembles. This is the group that call themselve...

September 8, 2017

In the fall of 2002 when I was in third grade, my music teacher gave us all a recorder. We were given a simple red book and told that if we played certain songs correctly for her, we would earn a ribbon for the bottom of our recorders. This was great motivation for som...

June 14, 2017

At the beginning of the school year, I conducted my first research study. This was definitely a trial and error experience, and I learned a lot about research methods, giving surveys, and gathering data.

My study is on Project Based Learning (PBL) in the music classroom...

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