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5 Ideas To Avoid Teacher Burnout

5 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout

At this time of year, I am always torn between finishing out the year with a bang & wanting to get going on next year’s plans. So this week, I wanted to share the articles & ideas that kept my excitement up … during a time of year that typically leads to burn out.

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5 Tips to Avoid Burnout Before the Holidays

Avoid Burnout

As we head into December, & all the extra activities that tend to crop up, it can be hard to avoid burnout.  This is a time of year when our studio families might say no to participating in “extras” in the studio & our students don’t practice as much as they typically would. Rather than…

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Sharing student success

5 Ways to Share Student Success With Your Clients

Sometimes families say goodbye.  And, it isn’t necessarily because they don’t like your teaching.  They just don’t know if or how their child is progressing because you aren’t sharing student success on a regular basis. So, they leave thinking that their child hasn’t learnt anything.  But, WE know that isn’t true.

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Setting Realistic Schedule Expectations

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.

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Setting Up a Routine Before Lessons Start

Setting up a routine BEFORE lessons start

Setting up a routine is important for having a successful year.  Not only does it ensure we make time for the concepts we want to teach, it makes time for when we need to step back and let our students lead.  For our special needs students, a routine can be the thing that makes piano lessons a safe and enjoyable part of their week. How are you getting ready for back to lessons?

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The Apps I Just Can’t Live Without (Business Edition)

The Apps I Can't Live Without

The right app makes all the difference, right?  And while I’ve written about the apps I use in my studio while teaching, I haven’t shared the apps I just can’t live without for the business side of my studio.  That’s about to change!