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New Roles: Part 2 “Teacher Identity”

In one of my music education classes (more than 15 years ago) our professor told us that we must be musicians first and educators second. I’ve reflected on his statement often through the years. I suppose he meant that we … Continue reading

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New Roles: Part 1 “The Caregiver”

This school year felt like a marathon. One I didn’t plan to run. Someone slapped a racing bib on my back and shot the starting pistol, jolting me away from my regular summer non-routine. Mid-August 2015 my husband was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Is Your Job The Most Important?

I am not an actor. I do not teach acting, but I believe that the above quote applies to my discipline of music. When I am teaching a piece of music to a group of students I often talk about … Continue reading

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Dive Deeper! Reflections on #EdcampDelta

About two weeks ago I attended my second edcamp! Just like my first edcamp experience it was a great day full of learning. I got a chance to connect with an old friend and colleague and meet a couple of … Continue reading

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2014 in review

Neat to see stats for my first nine months of blogging! I hope to keep up with more posts soon. Wishing everyone Happy New Year! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Building Relationships

If I have realized anything over my past year as a connected educator it is that building relationships is of the highest importance. Only when the class culture is built on trust and respect will students be able to take the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Culture on Risk Taking

As teachers we want our students to try new things, leave their comfort zones and explore the great unknown. Though it can be uncomfortable, we know that it will bring growth and learning. How do we create a space where … Continue reading

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