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Top 10 Tips for Student Teachers
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MENC Career Guide
Scroll down to Career information and job boards
Texas Academic Excellence Indicator
Provides statistics on Texas school districts. Know what you're getting into!
NAfME Job List
Posted jobs for 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 in your interview.
AOSA Approved Courses
Whatever you do, subscribe to this list for great ideas and advice.
Check out their Idea Bank. Someone has already done what you need and they will share.
Scroll down to the very bottom of this page
Tips for New Teachers
very helpful links from TMEA
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 Ed Resources Idea Library
Music Educators Toolbox
Many activities from Carnegie Hall
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Over 400 sites, but no longer updated, so some broken links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 Idea Bank as well as supplies and materials to purchase.
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!"
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
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
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
Lesson plans and worksheets
Music Quizzes, Games, Worksheets, and Theory
Boomwhacker cards - single measure cards for ostinato or flashcards
List of children's song storybooks with lesson plans
List of children's books for music educators - that they can read themselves, or that you can read to them
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
Felt Board Templates
Theatre on a Shoestring
Have to do a program? Lots of ideas, costumes, etc.
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
Curriculum songs and learning parodies
Official state songs
For all states with sheet music and midi
Graded list of songs
Quality rounds to teach your children
Elementary songs and poems
Songs that teach
Songs for Teaching
A wealth of lyrics, CDs for cross-curricular teaching
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
The Teacher's Guide to World Music - a list of links
Monica Autry's Powerpoint on Instruments
Elementary lesson including pictures and sound
Playalong accompaniments for recorder
Students play with a cool track
Intro to the Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony – great site for kids, could also use in teaching situation if AV tools available
Sample sounds by DSO musicians
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
Bios and sample music by period
New York Philharmonic Kid Site
Biographies of jazz musicians
Classics for Kids
Many ways to study them
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
Technology in the music classroom
Phillip Martin Clipart
best clipart ever! and free!
Why I Teach Music
Great site on the science of sound with questions, experiments, exhibits, etc. for children
Teach this to your students!!
Holiday music activities
Set some up in your own classroom
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.
Leading the Fight
Advocacy resources from NAfME
Music Education Online
Several resources in the fight against cutting music education
Analyzing the Situation
Evaluate your program to standards
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
Music Education Advocacy
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