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Summer Reading for Music Teachers

iBooks List We have been creating iBooks versions of some of our favorite books.  You can project iBooks for your students from your iPad.  If students love the So-mi storybooks, they can get them at home.  The following is a list of the iBooks from Themes that are available.   Action Songs Children Love 1 […]

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Get Kids Moving, Learning, Behaving

July 24-25, 2017 – Artie and Denise Workshop #8 in Las Vegas, NV REGISTER online!  USA teachers .                 Canadian Teachers Get Kids Moving, Learning, Behaving Music teachers have always known that movement is an essential part of our music classes.  Dalcroze Eurhythmics teaches concepts of rhythm, structure, […]

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Bullying in the Music Room

March 11, 2017 Musicplay Newsletter Bullying in the Music Classroom In 2013 one of my former students (now married with 3 children) found me on Facebook and friended me.  She wrote: Hi Mrs. Gagne, I wanted to wish you a merry Christmas and many blessings this new year! As another year closes I often reflect and […]

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Classroom Management Tips

One of the biggest challenges every teacher faces is classroom management.  Your most challenging class might be a kindergarten class with many behavior challenges or it might be a Grade 5 class with attitude.  In this newsletter, I’m sharing some tips that have helped me with classroom management. Seating Plan Structure and routine can help […]

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Classroom Management

Music Classroom Management   We want music class to be something the kids look forward to, and it’s a very active learning environment.  How do you maintain the “fun” yet have your students behave in a way that allows for maximum learning. I’d appreciate your suggestions and input!  Tips: 1. Engage the students – When students are […]