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.
Sys gets back from taking part in her district’s music olympics hosted by Mark Swope at Stagg High School, and is excited by the prospect of teaching the requisite skills in preparation for next year.
Olin Brings on his colleague Dr. Wesley Brewer to talk about competition in the classroom and in our Festivals. Dr. Brewer serves on the Oregon State University faculty as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education. He completed his doctoral studies in music education at Arizona State University, holds the Master of Music in Conducting from Southern Oregon University, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Arizona. Prior to his appointment at OSU, Brewer served as Associate Professor and Director of Music Education at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University from 2009-2016.
Veronica is trying to make better use of the reference notebook she has her students build and is looking for ideas.
What happens when you’re writing up your program for your concert and realize that you programmed the same arranger/composer over and over again across groups (or even in the same group)? Is this a problem, are there ways around it? Veronica posits it’s okay to hang out in Sweeneytown as its the music thats most important.