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!
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.
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!
when I go to my clients’ homes it doesn’t surprise me that we can often hear life going on around us during lesson. Here are my top tips for dealing with the challenges of creating an ideal learning environment in someone else’s home.
Last week, I shared some of the ways I’ve learnt over the years to manage my time on the road. After all, this is time travel teachers can all so easily ‘lose’ during their overall teaching week. However, one thing holds true whether you teach in your student’s home, your home studio, commercial location or…
It seems like we never have enough time in lesson to get everything covered, let alone anything remotely close to resembling everything. Between ensuring that our student truly can play that new section independently, parents needing (or wanting) to talk with us, or any of a million other situations, time has a way of rushing…
Anytime we try something new, there is always a time of transition. This year, my students & I embarked on a new way of doing things in our studio. Granted, we always do something new each year … but, this year it was a BIG one. Setting up a travelling music lab.
After 3 weeks, I thought I would share the successes, the surprises (good & bad), the tweaks, & lessons I have learnt so far. Thankfully, overall the transition has been amazingly smooth & overwhelmingly positive.