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.
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