Five Favorite Pins of June

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hello Friends!

Today I'm linking up with the fabulous Aileen Miracle of Mrs. Miracle's Music Room to share my five favorite pins for June. Now that school has finished I've finally had time to get sucked into the black hole of awesomeness that is Pinterest. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing, but I've gotten some really great ideas out of it! Be sure to check out the original post and scroll to the bottom to find what pins other teachers love!

1) Round using "Dynamite"

Normally I'm not huge on songs from the mainstream but this is one that I actually really like. This is super cool and definitely something I want to try with my older kids or choir students!

The Importance of Reflection (and a FREEBIE!)

Friday, June 3, 2016

The importance of reflecting upon your school year!

Today is my last day of school. ALLELUIA!

We all know the end of the school year is a rough time for teachers. You're exhausted, the kids are keeping you on your toes more than ever, and for many music teachers it means final performances and productions. When the bell rings on that last day of school you're ready to close your classroom door and not think about it for two months. You are 100% checked out, but before you pull on your bathing suit and camp out at the pool for the summer, it's a good idea to sit down and reflect on the school year.

Ultimate Guide To Organizing Digital Files: Part 3 - Digitizing Lesson Plans

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hello friends!

Welcome to the third and final installment of my series on organizing digital files. In part one I discussed how to use folders (and tags for those Mac folks) to help you easily find what you need, when you need it. In part two I talked through using cloud-based file storage, specifically Dropbox and Google Drive, to store your files. Today we're going to put these two together to learn how to digitize lesson plans and keep them tucked away all nice and neat where you can pull them up anytime, anywhere.

Ultimate Guide To Organizing Digital Files: Part 2 - Dropbox & Google Drive

Monday, March 21, 2016


 Hello Friends!

Welcome to part 2 of my series on organizing your digital files! With a plethora of amazing resources available via the interwebs, it's not only possible but highly likely you've amassed hundreds of digital files. If you're not careful you'll soon be faced with a disorganized mess of files and these potential time-saving resources become a nightmare to sort through. Soon you find yourself spending half of your planning time just trying to find that *perfect* resource you know you downloaded.

Last week we talked about organizing your files in folders. Of course you can store these files on your computer, but today we're going to explore some other options that offer features and flexibility not available on your computer.

Ultimate Guide To Organizing Digital Files: Part 1 - Folders & Tags

Monday, March 14, 2016

A 3-part series for teachers (or anyone with lots of digital files) about organizing all your digital files. Part 1 has suggestions and tutorials on creating folders to sort files in an easy-to-find way. SUPER helpful and organized!

Hello Friends!

If you're anything like me, you often find yourself getting lost in the wonderful world of TeachersPayTeachers, Pinterest, and the hundreds of wonderful blogs available in cyberspace. A freebie here, a freebie there, a cart full of resources from your favorite sellers. Download, save to desktop, download, save to desktop, rinse and repeat. Before you know it your desktop looks like an explosion of ZIP files, PDFs, Word and Powerpoint documents, and any other magical resources you found along the way. YIKES!

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