Thursday, August 20, 2015

Why I Do What I Do



In the past two days, I have received lots of comments about the Elementary Music Lesson Plans for a Year Bundle, K-5.
This is exactly what I was hoping for—to help new teachers and provide resources for teachers who were not as blessed as I was through the years with pretty much everything a teacher could want. This is why I do what I do . . .

Andrea

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How to include Gen Ed standards, writing prompts, etc. in music ed class

QUESTION
Our new principal is wanting us to reinforce the regular ed standards into our lessons (writing prompts included). Have you found it easy enough to find alternative songs and activities for your lesson plans that will tie into their standards and scope of work if the ones already on your lessons don't necessarily serve that purpose, as long as they're covering what we need to cover as music teachers?

We just got hit with this recently and it's extremely overwhelming, especially since it looks like I'll have to modify more things than I thought. I don't know how any one teacher can cope with all of this paperwork, and now we're expected to cover our standards AND theirs?! It's crazy.  
 
ANSWER
It's very common for principals to require that, so don't stress. It's fairly easy.