With the first weeks back to teaching, it is time to settle into the fabulous-ness (perhaps not an official word, but one that describes how much I love my job) of lessons with my students! As a teacher, a big part of keeping clients and students happy is setting realistic expectations for each person. As a travel teacher, that list looks a little different because we need to set up realistic schedule expectations as well.
As the weather changes there are a few things that need to change for us as travel teachers. This is your guide to have the best fall ever in your studio!
There are several really great features with the new iOS that I am looking forward to delving into more & will help my productivity both in lessons and during planning. This is your list of the top iOS 11 features for music educators!
The big music education news on social media these days is all about the apps that no longer work with iOS 11. I’m one of the lucky ones with only about 30 apps that no longer work with the new update. Some teachers are finding that there are even more apps that will no longer work! What is a teacher to do?
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.
Each September as my kids head back to school and I start teaching my students once again, I try to set up healthy habits. Especially since I know there are a few truths that come with teaching.
Read more to find out my top 12 tips to stay healthy during the academic year.
One of my biggest successes from last year was the addition of a travel music lab. My students who were in lab had a lot of fun & learnt so much at the same time.
I LOVE checklists, to-do lists, call-it-what-you-want lists. But, what I don’t like is all the small slips of paper or post-its hanging out on my desk. Or, having to choose my purse size based on whether my to-do notebook fits inside with everything else.
I know that Google Keep has changed the way that I handle my to-do list substantially. This is my review of the app & how it can improve your productivity!
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.
Registration is in full swing in my studio & that means I am deep into scheduling. While I love many aspects of travel teaching, I will admit to feeling a wee bit jealous of my in-studio colleagues when it comes to scheduling.
While I have learnt that scheduling will always be a jigsaw puzzle for travel teachers, there are ways to ensure that your final schedule doesn’t become a headache for the rest of the year. This is your guide to scheduling your travel schedule!