Teacher Training

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The teacher training bundle includes 16 workshops taught by Jessica and other music education experts and 19 PDF resources you can use in your elementary music classroom.

You will also receive access to the private Facebook group and ongoing email support.

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Teacher Training

The teacher training bundle includes 16 workshops taught by Jessica and other music education experts and 19 PDF resources you can use in your elementary music classroom.

You will also receive access to the private Facebook group and ongoing email support.

15 Videos

  • Ways to integrate music into the other subjects

    10m · Downloadable

  • How to emotionally connect with your students with Anne Mileski

    1h 2m · Downloadable

  • How to effectively teach songs from other cultures

    23m · Downloadable

  • How to teach holiday music throughout the school year

    32m · Downloadable

  • How to find a balance between teaching sacred and secular music

    21m · Downloadable

  • Creativity in the music room with Steve Giddings

    12m · Downloadable

  • Ways to include students who can't participate with holiday music

    17m · Downloadable

  • Ways to teach instruments in the elementary music room

    32m · Downloadable

  • Communicating with parents as the elementary music teacher

    14m · Downloadable

  • Tips for teaching singing in elementary music

    20m · Downloadable

  • Tips for teaching movement in elementary music

    30m · Downloadable

  • Teaching songwriting, composing, and improvising in elementary music

    20m · Downloadable

  • How to plan for next school year

    22m · Downloadable

  • Procedures, classroom management, and setting student expectations

    1h 1m · Downloadable

  • How to successfully begin teaching elementary music webinar

    26m · Downloadable

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  1. Ways to integrate music into the other subjects

    10m · Downloadable

    This video will give you ideas for what to say to classroom teachers when they ask you, "how do I integrate music into my classroom?"

    It will help you with integration ideas for language arts, math, science, and social studies. Look at the music integration PDF for even more ideas.

  2. How to emotionally connect with your students with Anne Mileski

    1h 2m · Downloadable

    This training with Anne Mileski of anacrusic.com is about how to connect with your students. As music teachers, it's harder to form a relationship with our students when we don't see them as often as the regular classroom teachers. But, there are definitely ways you can connect with your kiddos, even on the hardest of days.

    Key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Being able to reach our students outside of any instruction requires us ...

  3. How to effectively teach songs from other cultures

    23m · Downloadable

    In this training, we'll discuss ways to teach songs from other cultures or countries with lower and upper elementary grades.

    Key take aways from this training include:
    1. “Listen to an unfamiliar song and become familiar with it and practice it before you try to teach it. But, remember to give yourself grace as well.”
    2. “If your students don’t learn music from other cultures and countries in their music classroom, there’s a good chance the...

  4. How to teach holiday music throughout the school year

    32m · Downloadable

    In this video, you'll learn tips for including holiday music throughout the school year, how to find activities and songs, and why it's ok to just have fun with your students sometimes.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "There's so much music out there. Don't get so hung up on what music to choose and just start."
    2. "Your students aren't missing out if they don't learn every holiday song out there."
    3. "The first place to...

  5. How to find a balance between teaching sacred and secular music

    21m · Downloadable

    What holidays to include throughout the school year and how to find a balance between teaching sacred and secular music.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. ”If you’re doing a holiday program with certain grades, you’ll do just one song with the other grades”
    2. ”Vary up your programs every year, but also do what works for you.”
    3. “You either teach songs about every holiday, or you just teach a few. The objectives just state to...

  6. Creativity in the music room with Steve Giddings

    12m · Downloadable

    In this training, you'll learn ways you can bring creativity into your music classroom, through using improvising and composing, even if it's new to you. Steve Giddings from stevesmusicroom.com does an excellent job explaining how to really implement these ideas into an elementary music classroom.

    Key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Anyone can be creative and improvise."
    2. "We tend to think as Classically trained musicians that w...

  7. Ways to include students who can't participate with holiday music

    17m · Downloadable

    In this training, we'll be discussing ways you can include students who can't participate with holiday music.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Before you do anything else, talk to that child's classroom teacher and parent to find out which activities they can participate in."
    2. "If the goal you're working on is singing in tune, have that child sing a different song than the one you're working on to practice the objective."
    ...

  8. Ways to teach instruments in the elementary music room

    32m · Downloadable

    In this training, we'll discuss how to use instruments, what instruments you need, and what to do if you don't have instruments.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. “Small groups can play rhythms, they can create rhythms together as a class, or they can improvise."
    2. "Centers and partner activities are also great ideas as well.”
    3. “Start by having kids play a steady beat. You can’t have a house unless there’s a foundation. ...

  9. Communicating with parents as the elementary music teacher

    14m · Downloadable

    In this training, we'll go over ways to communicate with parents as the elementary music teacher. This is tricky, because you see every child in the school. So, you'll communicate with the parents differently than the regular classroom teachers.

    Key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Parent teacher conferences come around twice a year usually. The music teacher's role depends on your school and your principal."
    2. "Don't be afraid ...

  10. Tips for teaching singing in elementary music

    20m · Downloadable

    In this training, I'll share tips for teaching singing in elementary music. This is something that definitely didn't come naturally to me when I first started teaching, since I'm an instrumentalist. But, these are the strategies I began implementing that really helped not only me, but my students as well, gain confidence in their singing ability.

    Key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Singing is not my cup of tea. Piano is my passion...

  11. Tips for teaching movement in elementary music

    30m · Downloadable

    This training goes over my favorite tips for teaching movement in elementary music. Getting kids up and moving is so important, and honestly in my opinion, is when lots of music learning takes place. If you're not teaching movement yet, most of the time, it just takes us stepping out of our comfort zones as teachers.

    Key takeaways from this training include:
    1. "Movement to the students at my first school thought of music as just hip hop. T...

  12. Teaching songwriting, composing, and improvising in elementary music

    20m · Downloadable

    This was originally going to be an interview with Steve Giddings of stevesmusicroom.com about how he teaches songwriting and composing in his music classroom. Due to technology issues, this training is me teaching and going over the interview answers Steve gave.

    Check out his website at stevesmusicroom.com and be sure to watch the other training video by him about creativity in the music room that's also in the academy.

    Key takeaways from ...

  13. How to plan for next school year

    22m · Downloadable

    In this training, we'll discuss everything you need to do now to have a successful school year next year.

    The key takeaways from this training include:
    1. “Look at what worked this year and what didn’t work this year and rethink things for next year.”
    2. “When you take professional development over the summer you’ll find ideas to implement what you learn into your unique classroom.”
    3. “Plan whatever programs you’re going to do next year at ...

  14. Procedures, classroom management, and setting student expectations

    1h 1m · Downloadable

    Classroom management is definitely a huge struggle for elementary music teachers. You just want to teach music, and don't want to have to constantly focus on behavior issues and procedures. But, when good classroom management is in place, your teaching will go a lot smoother and more learning takes place in your classroom.

    The key takeaways from this lesson include:
    1. "Have a procedure for entering and exiting the classroom, and for everyt...

  15. How to successfully begin teaching elementary music webinar

    26m · Downloadable

    This training will help you with getting started teaching elementary music. To get an even more extensive training, take the Elementary Music Teacher Blueprint course that is included in the academy.