The Afternoon Ti Guide to Teaching Music: Strategies and Support for Becoming Your Best Music Teacher Self

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by Jessica Grant

(177 pages)

This is an eBook for digital download. 

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Whether you are a first-year teacher or have been teaching for many years, The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music has practical applications you can use for your personal teaching situation. Jessica shares what she has learned as an elementary and middle school general music teacher and provides guidance on incorporating fresh ideas into your classroom.

You’ll read about numerous areas pertaining to music education including music approaches, time management and organization tips, rehearsal and performance preparation ideas, using technology in the classroom, how to talk with your administration, and more. Lesson plan examples are included throughout the book. The purpose of this book is to allow you to learn about tried and true methods for teaching music, gather new ideas for you to try, and provide specific ways to implement those ideas into your classroom.

The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music Journal (purchased separately) allows you to take your learning one step further through journaling, writing personal insights, creating lessons, and looking at the things you love about teaching in a refreshing new light.

Description

There are many ways to approach teaching music in the classroom setting. As teachers, each of us has a different set of strengths and a unique way of presenting information while having the same goal: giving our students a wonderful musical experience and education.

Within The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music, you will find three main sections to help you grow as an educator:

Exposition – The first few chapters of the book focus on our starting points, including weaknesses and strengths, classroom management, music approaches, organization, rehearsals, and performances.

Development – The next few chapters depart from the main theme and focus on how we can maintain joy for ourselves and in the classroom, how to talk with administration, and all of the unmentionables that no one seems to talk about before becoming teachers, but everyone talks about once they are in the classroom.

Recapitulation – The final chapters focus on the recent shifts we’ve experienced in music education. You’ll hear about technology ideas and sites, virtual teaching, and how important your voice is in the music community. You have something to share!

The purpose of this book is to allow you to learn about tried and true methods of teaching music, gather new ideas for you to try, and provide specific ways to implement those ideas into your classroom. The hope is that you’ll come away from reading this book with greater confidence and joy. For further reflection, check out The Afternoon Ti Guide for Teaching Music Journal that can be used alongside this book. This resource provides you with pages for journaling, writing personal insights, creating lessons, and applying what you learn in the book in a more personal and applicable way for your teaching situation.

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Jessica Grant

About the Author

Jessica Grant has been a music educator for 20 years: fourteen years in the elementary music classroom and six in the middle school general classroom. She currently teaches Middle School Music at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas.  Jessica is the creator and host of the Afternoon Ti Podcast, which focuses on teacher education and health topics. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Lee University in Cleveland, TN and Masters of Music in Music Education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She is certified in Orff and Kodály Approaches.  Jessica lives in Dallas, TX with her husband Jeremy, daughters Riley and Julia, and their little maltipoo Valentino (Val).

1 review for The Afternoon Ti Guide to Teaching Music: Strategies and Support for Becoming Your Best Music Teacher Self

  1. Melissa Graham

    This is a great read for those beginning their music teaching career and those of us that have been teaching for a while and want some new ideas. I love the embedded links so I can see exactly what is being talked about and have my own copy to use and edit. The “Unmentionables” section was such a good reminder about the people around us and a must-read for any new teacher. I also appreciated the ideas for distance learning and how the breakdown of several different online tools. It helped me decide which ones might work for me without being overwhelming. Her podcast, Afternoon Ti goes even further with more great ideas and topics.

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