This is just a quick post to highlight some wonderful elementary music education resources. (Several of which you are probably aware of!)
Blogs, blogs, blogs!
I'm a bit late to plug this blog but I must point you towards it in case you have not see it.
I follow several other music teacher blogs and I am very excited to be included as a future guest blogger in a new collaborative Kodály blog, Kodály Corner.
If not you're not familiar with these teachers, go now and check out Mrs. Miracle's Music Room, Music a la Abbott, and The Pursuit of Joyfulness. (Well, maybe finish read my post first. Don't stress, it's a short one.) it's exciting to see all the collaboration going on among music educators in the blogosphere. They will be posting a couple of times a week and several guest kodály inspired music teachers will be contributing posts as well. (Don't you just love living in the future?!)
If you haven't already, you must see the latest post by Sue Bowcock about part-work in her classroom. She includes a teaching process, a rhythm reading example, and videos of her students in action! I have seen Sue present several times and she is an exemplary Kodály teacher. I still refer to workshop notes I have from Sue's presentations. I was fortunate to see her teach her own students at a class demonstration session at an OAKE conference a few years ago. If you ever have the chance to go to a Sue Bowcock session or workshop, you really must!
CMEA! (Colorado Music Educators Education Association)
(or must I say Colorado NAFME?)
I'm a little blue this week knowing I won't be at CMEA at the exquisite Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. I just can't attend everything and this year my extra time and money must go to Atlanta, GA for the OAKE conference.
HOWEVER, if YOU are going to CMEA, you must attend the sessions presented by my fabulous friend, Amy Abbott. She's presenting Thursday and Friday and is sponsored by our Colorado Kodály chapter, ROCKE! ROCKE is also hosting a Saturday Make and Take where you can purchase and create the manipulatives that Amy highlights in her sessions!
Happy blog reading, music making, and teaching!
Have a great week,