John grapples with pushback from his students regarding the implementation of a pre-AP theory curriculum in his intermediate and advanced ensembles.
This week the gang discusses barriers one might encounter to getting to conferences as a younger teacher and how one might navigate around them.
Sus give us highlights of her California Choral Director’s Association Fall Northern Conference and we ruminate a bit on the teaching cycle, comparing the different ways we learned it, whether it’s Set Followthrough Response, DAPR or 1-2-3, they all follow the same cycle.
John and Sus commiserate about the woes of teaching boys, and then we discuss a myriad of sight singing resources for use in any ensemble, and how one might integrate sight singing into your curriculum.
We talk about our idea of first impressions, who we thought we needed to be and how that worked out for us as first year teachers, and how we start the year now in years 6, 7, & 8.
Be patient, this episode is a little long (we vomit everything that happened since July onto each other for the first time in months).
We discuss what we’re hoping to accomplish this summer and wrap up our third season. We’ll be recording again in August so you’ll probably see the next episode out at Labor Day.
We talk abut about what’s on our minds, specifically tackling the end of year requirements before lock up for the Summer.
Words hard. Teacher tired. Recorded 5.21.17
Olin wants to know what folks do to keep their students signed up for band.
We meander through the idea of how to pace your concerts and what you can do if your concerts seem to go on for EVER.