Category: Teaching tips

  • 36th year of teaching

    On Friday I turned in my paperwork and officially completed my 36th year of teaching. So, what have I learned? Administrators Administrators make a world of difference. For 28 years I worked with administrators who, for the most part, were indifferent to what I was doing with the band. I remember telling an administrator about…

  • First year of teaching

    My 36th year of teaching is coming to a close and I thought today would be a good day to give educators some encouragement from my first year of teaching. And, yes, I can remember that far back. Keep your sense of humor If you are going to stay in teaching for more than a…

  • Hacking classroom management part 4

    Hacking classroom management part 4. We’ve been looking at the 10 hacks for classroom management from Mike Roberts’s book, “Hacking classroom management“. Check out hack 1 & 2 in post #1 and hack 3 & 4 in post #2. Hacks 5 – 7 were covered in post #3. I highly recommend that you check out…

  • Hacking classroom management part 3

    Hacking classroom management part 3. We’ve been looking at classroom management through the lens of the book, “Hacking Classroom Management” by Mike Roberts. Teachers can’t effectively communicate content to their class if the class is not well managed. Post number 1 dealt with Hack 1 It’s a classroom, not a bootcamp and Hack 2 Expect…

  • Hacking Classroom Management part 2

    Hacking classroom management part 2. Classroom management is a major concern for effective teachers. Last week we looked at the first two hacks in Mike Roberts’s book, Hacking Classroom Management, 10 ideas to help you become the type of teacher that they make movies about. (#1 It’s a classroom, not a bootcamp and & #2 Expect…