The Apps I Just Can’t Live Without

Whether you are just starting out your app collection or have been building on it for years, there is always something new created that makes our teaching lives a bit easier, fun, or both. This is my go-to list of teaching apps.

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Setting Up a Music Lab: Lessons Learnt

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.

What On Earth Was I Thinking?

Combined with all the back to school preparations, it was natural to look back on the previous years of school ... both my kids in school & my growth as a teacher. At this point, we are now on the 11th & 12th teachers for our kids. They have all done well with our kids, but not all have done well with us as parents. And, I realized at the end of last year that the ones that didn't do well with us as parents reminded me of someone I know very well. Myself as a beginning teacher. What on earth was I thinking?