Sunday, August 12, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #22: Songs, Games, and Activities for the First Days of School




Hello and happy New (School) Year!
Jim Along Josie




Come Along Everybody - from I’m Growing Up




1st Grade:






2nd Grade:


Dance: 7 Jumps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0vC2QA4u_0


3rd Grade:

Great Big House in New Orleans from Holy Names Song Collection



4th Grade:


Fjaskern - stick passing game

Concept Focus:  Tempo, Accelerando, AB form

Materials: “Fjaskern” (on Rhythmically Moving CD #2 and Shenanigans Dance Music For Children album), rhythm sticks

Game:
         
                A Section:
                Tap your stick on the beat following this pattern:
                                hand hand hip hip hand hand shoe shoe (repeat 4 times)

                B Section:
                Tap your stick on the beat following this pattern:
                                tap tap pass grab (repeat 8 times)

Rules:  If a student drops a stick during the B section, they are not allowed to pick it up!  Once the music has returned to the A section, anyone without a stick must find one.  If you are without a stick during the B section, just fake it until the A section returns.

Scaffolding:
                -Just do the A section.  During the B section, tap the beat on the floor.
                -Teach the B section twice as slow.  You’ll repeat the pattern 4 times instead.




5th Grade:






Coda:


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In our next episode we’ll be talking about beginning of the school year classroom management and procedures.

Until next time, this is Tanya and this is Carrie wishing you happy musiking!



Friday, August 3, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #19: 2018 Book Club: World Music Pedagogy v. II chapter 7

The Music Teacher Coffee Talk book club is wrapping up. This summer we are reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy v. 2 by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.


You can listen to Tanya and Carrie's discussion of chapter 7 here.

Here are the show notes for episode #19:

Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

Coda Section (Personal recommendations of what we're enjoying lately)

Speechless (TV show)

Out of My Mind (Book)

Jon Bejamin's jazz album






Music Teacher Coffee Talk #21: Back to School Planning

Hello Music Teachers and Music Education Enthusiasts!

Here are the show notes for Episode #21: Back to School Planning
You can listen here.


In this episode, Tanya and Carrie talk about planning for the school year.

Aileen Miracle's excellent How-to-Create-A-Year-Plan-Template video is a great guide to year plans.

Coda Section/Recommendations:
The First Days of School (a must read for the beginning of the school year!)

Peg Leg the Pirate News!
The song Pirate's Gold (aka Peg Leg the Pirate) was written by Judy Creen and can be found in the book 30 Thematic Singing Games. Judy was an Australian teacher who has since passed away but left a legacy in Kodály Queensland.

Coda
Tanya recommends:
The First Days of School 
Portlandia

Carrie recommends:
Puppet on a stick

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #18: 2018 Book Club: World Music Pedagogy v. II Chapters 4-6

Happy July!

The Music Teacher Coffee Talk book club is in full swing. This summer we are reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy v. 2 by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.


You can listen to Tanya and Carrie's discussion of chapters four, five, and six here.

Here are the show notes for episode #18:

Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

The World's Largest Popcorn Ball in Iowa

Fräeline Maria's Salzburg Sound of Music Bike Tour





Gandharva Loka (Awesome World Music Instrument Store in Salzburg, Austria!)




The Whistling Gypsy (Jill Trinka)

The Singing Sack (NOT out of print! 😉)

Coda Section (Personal recommendations of what we're enjoying lately)
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
(my favorite episodes so far are What Do White People Need to Know About Racism? with Andrew Ti and Has Britain Screwed Itself with Brexit? with Mary O’Hara)

Armchair Expert: Experts on Expert Wendy Mogal


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #17: 2018 Book Club: World Music Pedagogy v. II Chapters 1-3

Happy Summer to all you music teachers enjoying a well-deserved Summer break!

The Music Teacher Coffee Talk book club is in full swing. This summer we are reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy v. 2 by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.


You can listen to Tanya and Carrie's discussion of chapters one, two, and three here.

Here are the show notes for episode #17:

Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

Rhythmically Moving series 

Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba

Sanna Longden dance materials (If you ever have the chance to do any folk dancing workshops with Sanna you really must! She is rich with multicultural music and dance.)

Rahim AlHaj NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Bulgarian Women's Choir performance on The Tonight Show

Kate Bush with the London Bulgarian Choir 

Coda Section (Things we are looooooving!):

Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me Junior with Neil Patrick Harris

Glen Hansard's cover of Ashes to Ashes




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #16: Highs and Lows from School Year

Hello Music Teachers and Music Ed Fans!

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #16 is all about our highs and lows from the school year.
You can listen to the podcast here.

Here are our show notes for this episode:






Coda Section (Professional and/or personal recommendations)


Here's that quote I could not remember!

“The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.” ― Henry Van Dyke




Announcing the MTCT Summer 2018 Book Club!


We will be reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts this summer. We hope you, dear listeners, can read along with us!

We will discuss Chapters 1-3 in our next episode which will drop on June 10th.

June 1, 2018: MTCT Virtual Happy Hour/FAC Facebook Live event!

Our first (official) Facebook Live will be on June 1st at 5:00pm Mountain Time. 
BYOB (or coffee 😉) and join us as we celebrate the end of the school year, answer questions, and discuss our big goals for the next school year!



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #15: Closure

Hello Music Teachers and Music Education Enthusiasts!

Here are the show notes for Episode #15: Closure
You can listen here.

La Raspa
Los Machettes

Here is Carrie's Fiesta Taco Truck!



Parachute Activities:
Parachute Activities book
Artie Almeida's Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves book (Not the book Carrie mentioned but a good resource)
Here is a Pinterest board devoted to parachute activities!

IKEA boxes for iPad storage
Popcron (Boomwhacker play along!)
Popcorn (the original! 😬)
Popcorn (The Muppet's version)

Coda Section/Recommendations:

Sylvan Esso's latest single PARAD(w/m)E

Spring Awakening Tony Performance 

Summer 2018 Book Club!
Join us as we read and discuss the book World Music Pedagogy, Volume II: Elementary Music Education by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.