This week we talk about dealing with loss in your school community, processing grief as teachers, students and as ensembles.
We talk about our own experiences in teaching and looking for jobs in an effort to decipher what makes a position desirable and what sort of applicants it attracts.
This week we talk about ways we’ve tried to help our students practice smarter, or more efficient, or let’s be honest, at all.
We talk this week about many of the extra musical skills we work with our students on especially given the amount of time we have with each of our kids as secondary educators.
We talk about how we deal with relying on kids who are involved with every program on campus and on whom other coaches rely just as much as we do.
This week Olin brings on his colleague, Dr. Sandy Babb to discuss vocal health for both students and teachers.
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.