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Top 10 Tips for Student Teachers
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MENC Career Guide
Finding a job in music education
Texas Academic Excellence Indicator
Provides statistics on Texas school districts. Know what you're getting into!
MENC open forum
An open forum for future music educators.
Woe Is I
Get this book and clean up your speaking and writing grammar;
a painless way to sound like an educated adult
AOSA Approved Courses
Whatever you do, subscribe to this list for great ideas and advice.
Check out their archives. Your concerns are probably there.
Scroll down to the very bottom of this page
Tips for New Teachers
very helpful links from TMEA
First Week of School
Thoughts from the experienced
Six Ways to Be a Bad Teacher
Music resources for teachers just starting out
Actually, these are great for any experience level!
General Music Education Sites
Music Education Madness
many great resources for elementary music
Marthabees Music Site
Music Ed Resources Idea Library
General music education links
everything you ever wanted to know!
Music at School
from the UK
The Really Big List of Classroom Management Resouces
Over 400 sites, but no longer updated, so some broken links
The Really Best List of Classroom Management Resources
A pared-down version of above, again, some broken links.
The Teacher's Guide to Class Management
Many articles, hints and resources
Music Sites for Kids
Easy navigation for kids, but great resources for you also.
Music K 8
Home site for mk8 forum. Check the archives and ideas as well as supplies and materials to purchase.
A template to create your own rubrics
a free tool for making rubrics
Rubric construction set
Scroll down on this page toward the bottom to "Teacher Assessment Tool Sites"
99 ways to say "Very Good!"
Microsoft Education Templates
(schedules, calendars, awards, attendance, seating charts, hall passes, sign-out sheets, signs, feedback forms, parent letters, rule sheets, permission slips, emergency contacts, newsletters, staff paper, graph paper, lesson plans, planning sheets, grade book, test templates . . .)
Make your own PowerPoints with these great templates
Include bookmarks, puzzle-maker, flashcards, worksheets and another list of even more links.
Behavior modification charts and coupons
Charts, forms and contracts for use with behavior management
Very cool fonts
Jeopardy Template II
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Template
Family Feud Template
Hollywood Squares Template
Question Gameshow Template
Weakest Link Template
Wheel of Fortune Template
Core Music Standards
What should they know?
1st grade: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/id35.html
2nd grade: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/id36.html
3rd grade: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/id37.html
4th grade: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/id38.html
5th grade: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/id39.html
Organization of American Kodaly Educators
Kodaly in a nutshell
Orff in a nutshell
Curwen hand signs
Kodaly rhythm syllables
1001 Free Lesson Plans for the General Music Classroom
Choose your level and plan to spend some time browsing.
Jazz lessons from the Smithsonian.
Find more resources by clicking the "Teacher Lesson Plans" link at the top of the page.
Lesson Plan links
Rock & Roll lesson plans geared toward interdisciplinary learning.
Mrs. Lukow's Plans
Scope and sequence for K-6
MENC Guide Index
Online searchable lesson plans, also often geared toward interdisciplinary learning.
San Francisco Symphony site; Lesson plans cross-curricular
Arts-Integrated Lessons which focus on music.
The music section of their Lesson Bank
The Educator's Reference Desk
Music Lesson Plans
Beacon Learning Center
Lesson plans from Florida
Music Lesson Plans
Lesson plans and worksheets
So cool!! Lots of games and flash files
Boomwhacker cards - single measure cards for ostinato or flashcards
A unit on the science of sound for 2nd grade
Quizzes and games for kids to play which teach music concepts
List of children's song storybooks with lesson plans
Music grids for rhythm lessons
Cute cartoons and a skill drill for learning lines and spaces in 3 clefs
List of children's books for music educators - that they can read themselves, or that you can read to them
Colin's Teaching Resources
Great music lessons
PracticeSpot Sightreading Chef
Build custom sight-reading pages
PracticeSpot Rhythm Machine
Create and print out randomly generated rhythm drill sheets
PracticeSpot Theory Center
Reproducible Theory sheets
Web-based Musical Activities
Music K-8 Idea Bank
Search this archive for ideas on EVERYTHING
Music Bulletin Boards
Bulletin board ideas for the music classroom
Flannel Board Templates
Have to do a program? Lots of ideas, costumes, etc.
This is an idea archive of the mk8 forum mentioned under "First Year". Search by any keyword and get great ideas that have already been tested in the music classroom.
Music Education Resources
All of the material here has been contributed by many different music teachers from e-mail discussions.
Many links to more real teacher submissions
Many many children's songs and midi files.
Also a good resource for printed material.
NIEHS kids music
Lyrics and midi files to songs for children.
Childrens Songs the teachers guide
Lyrics and midis
Songs and poetry for kids
Use these to get the kids' heads out of the book
Curriculum songs and learning parodies
Official state songs
For all states with sheet music and midi
Graded list of songs
Theme-related songs and poems
Quality rounds to teach your children
Songs you can play with only Three Chords
Elementary songs and poems
Songs that teach
Songs for Teaching
A wealth of lyrics, CDs for cross-curricular teaching
Free to download and use
Many songs including curricular cross-overs
Nursery rhyme origin info
Some you might share, others, maybe not!
Top 50 Nursery Rhymes of All Time
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Classics for Kids
Links to radio show, but you can listen from the website
Free archive of legal MP3s to download for listening plus associated resources
The Teacher's Guide to World Music - a list of links
Audio Program Index
list of audio programs on specific pieces/composers
great launch point
Monica Autry's Powerpoint on Instruments
Elementary lesson including pictures and sound
Musical instrument Battleship game
Introduction to the Recorder
Playalong videos for recorder
Students play with a cool track
Bands and Wind Ensembles
Intro to the Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony – great site for kids, could also use in teaching situation if AV tools available
Dallas Symphony - interactive site for kids
New York Philharmonic Kid Zone
Homemade instruments - how to make them and other instruction resources
More Homemade Instruments
Orff Level 1 Example
Orff Level 2 Example
Orff Level 3 Example
Posted on YouTube
Classical Composer Database
Composer biographies with links to photos, works, sound files, etc.
Kid-friendly composer profiles at the Dallas Symphony site
New York Philharmonic Kid Site
PBS Composer Profiles
American composer resources, good info, but more challenging
Biographies of jazz musicians
Several different composition activities
Writing story songs for older children
Midi loops in various modes and scales designed for students to use while improvising
Fraction Pie Rhythms
Teaches rhythm and fractions while composing
A Flash of handbells - kids could improvise on this set or just experiment with the sound
A whole scale of guinea pigs to demonstrate scales, to play a tune or improvise
A Musical Sketch Pad
make up your own drum part
More complicated, but VERY cool
See Game Templates above under "Templates"
Music at Bangar
This music teacher has a great list of links of online music games that kids can play. There is also a curriculum check-list for every grade!
Free Online Musical Games
Try the Elastic Frog!
Complete Guide to the Cup Song
Games to play with songs they know
Games and quizzes - awesome list!
templates you can use
Parade of Games in PowerPoint
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Music in Motion
Music education resources and gifts
The best recorder and other instruments
StaffWriter (type rhythms, notes, music symbols, etc. into Word docs) & SingASign(Curwen hand signs and stick rhythms)
Music K-8 Wishlist
Music teachers can log items they need in their classrooms
There is also a flyer to print announcing the wishlist if fundraising is available.
Technology in the music classroom
Phillip Martin Clipart
best clipart ever! and free!
Mrs. Lukow's PowerPoints
Patriotic songs and a great "Music Room" intro
Using PowerPoint to teach
Great site on the science of sound with questions, experiments, exhibits, etc. for children
Music Education Madness
Powerpoints to download - sing-alongs, listening, lessons, flashcards, music advocacy, etc.
Teach this to your students!!
A great page on concert etiquette
Here are some great sound files. Your children can move to them, learn a dance to them, compose words to them, learn to distinguish popular styles. They sound very cool and will loop for an extended activity.
Make your own sound files.
Stephen F. Austin University offers a Master's degree in Music Education online, geared to those who are currently teaching.
Holiday music activities
Set some up in your own classroom
Pages for kids to color on every subject - huge
If you ever find that you have to "officially" justify a school music program, here is a PowerPoint called "The Value of Music in our Schools". It is at the bottom of the page on the left side.
Classics For Kids
12 Benefits of Music Education (another resource to justify school music programs)
Music Education Online
Several resources in the fight against cutting music education
Standards for Basic and Quality School Music Programs
Resource prepared by the Texas Music Administrator's Conference
Use these standards as a resource to justify improvement of your program
Special Needs Students
Why I Teach Music
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