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Top 12 Tips To Stay Healthy This Year: Part 2

Well, it is week 3 of school & one of my kids has a cold.  We are having more soup as a family & everyone is upping the ante in order to keep the cold from spreading.  Except my son who has the cold & has taken to absentmindedly leaving Kleenex lying around on all the surfaces.  Sigh.  This is Part 2 of my top 12 tips to stay healthy during the academic year.

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Instant Relief (from your everyday aches & pains)

Instant Relief: Resource Review

Sometimes, we get an ache or a pain that just doesn’t seem to go away … or recurs on a regular basis. Part of it can be due to the office work. Sitting in front of a screen doesn’t promote great habits. Part of it can be due to how we play the piano. Part of it might be those heels that we love (or at least I used to). And, I think my dad may be right that the older we get the more our injuries from when we were young & invincible come back to haunt us.
This is my review on a resource to help alleviate those everyday aches & pains.

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The Dreaded June Slide

The Dreaded June Slide

June. The weather is perfect for dinners on the patio, a fantastic fruity drink in hand, kids running around with their friends not to be seen for hours, visiting with friends in the extended evenings & relaxing in the sun (or shade, if you burn like I do).
Or, perhaps your June looks a little more like our home & you are ready for summer to be here.
These are the signs that your students or you are done … & what to do to keep the excitement going until the very last lesson.

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How I Went From Stressed Out Teacher to Successful Studio Owner

How I went from stressed out teacher to successful studio owner

If you have read The Unfinished Lesson for awhile, you may have noticed that I write quite a bit about balancing priorities & creating a studio environment that works for the individual teacher. So, why am I so passionate about this topic?

This is my journey from stressed out teacher to successful studio owner!

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Staying Focused When You Just Want to Chill …

Back in my early years of teaching, one of my bosses pulled me aside one day and said,  “Rosemarie, I don’t want you to be a great teacher.  I want you to just be a good enough teacher.”  Now, this is not normally what you would expect your boss to say regardless of your profession.…

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Having a whisper of a good time

It’s been a few years since I have lost my voice, but this week I lost my voice. I suppose I could have called in sick, but none of my students would have heard me on the video lesson anyway. What to do?

It may seem like the death-toll to a week’s worth of teaching, but (thankfully?) I have been in this situation before so I had some ideas of what to do. I dusted off the cobwebs & used several of the same strategies this week. Ironically, many of them are just good everyday teaching practices.