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!
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 … Continue reading Time Management for the Travel Teacher: In-lesson edition
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 … Continue reading Time Management For Traveling Teachers