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The first picture in the showcase comes from Rachel in Maryland (United States). I love that she's able to use the stretchy band in so many ways and all while teaching from a cart! You can read details on how she used the stretchy band by clicking on the picture below.
"This is a photo of me and my students using a stretchy band as we listen and respond to music. I teach on a cart at this school and the stretchy band is a new resource for us as I find learning props that are portable and can effectively be used in the classroom. Please feel free to follow my blog for more of my teaching ideas and musings."
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The next picture is from Mark Parker. I think his idea for creating an interactive bulletin board is a great way to get students thinking and talking about music outside of class. I'm a huge fan of interactive elements! Plus, it's a unique way to show students the definition of an ear worm. Click on the picture to see Mark's other interactive bulletin board ideas.
"This is an interactive bulletin board in my hallway. Students are allowed to take sticky notes and write the name of a song that gets stuck in their head on it and post it on the wall. More about this bulletin board can be found on my blog at rangermusicroom.weebly.com/blog."
Here's another idea for a bulletin board from Jessica in Wyoming (United States). Adults may be tired of hearing about Frozen, but the students just aren't ready to let it go (ba dum tss). I think this bulletin board would be a great way to reinforce note names in the classroom. I also like how she arranged them, so that the line and space notes are separated.
Speaking of recorders, here's another great idea from Linda in Utah (United States). She organizes her recorders using stands that she made herself. Be sure to check out her blog post to learn how to make your own at Floating Down the River.
"One of my favorite things in teaching grades K through 6 is implementing my recorder program and seeing every student in my low income (Title One) school succeed at earning a black belt that includes 24 folk songs with 10 notes and seeing many go way beyond with my 70+ extra belt songs. I made the stands in the picture, and I enjoy watching the yarn build up on the stands and the black belt charts and extra pictures for each extra belt go up on my hall bulletin board."
The final picture in today's showcase comes from Hord in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). I love interactive elements in education (as you know), so Hord's composer lapbooks quickly caught my eye. Hord says that she uses these lapbooks in her piano studio. I bet they'd be a hit with little brothers and sisters waiting their turn for a lesson!
As always, I would love for you to participate in the next Music Teacher Showcase. You can read the rules for entry here. Please spread the word and help celebrate and share the ideas of music teachers you know and love!
Thanks for reading,