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Gain A Competitive Edge with an Online Portfolio

Gain A Competitive Edge with an Online Portfolio

As music educators, we essentially produce a product for our schools and our communities. Because that product takes time and preparation throughout the school year, it is hard to represent that in words on a paper document. What an online portfolio can do is show videos, images, and reviews of your previous work, in a way that says, “See, I really can do this, and I have had prior success!”

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If Reflection Isn’t Part of Your Teaching Routine, Change That Immediately!

If Reflection Isn’t Part of Your Teaching Routine, Change That Immediately!

If you are a music education major or practicing music educator, you have probably had to write a few reflections on your teaching by now. Depending on the situation, it was either required of you, or you wrote it of your own volition. As an educator, I approve of both scenarios. šŸ™‚

Reflection is one of the best tools for growth as an educator, but it was also a large part of my choir curriculum. I wanted my students to value the reflection process so that whatever field they end up in, they will be equipped with a way to always be improving their skill sets or craft.

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One Year Closer To “Dr.”

One Year Closer To “Dr.”

I am officially done with my first year of my PhD coursework! All that is left before I achieve true freedom is a ton of music appreciation grading, but the end is so very near! As I was brainstorming this post, I was trying to compile a list of things I learned or a...

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Authentic Recruitment – Forget the Numbers

Authentic Recruitment – Forget the Numbers

The end of the school year always brings a weird time of simultaneously ending your year and preparing for the next. Students are graduating and incoming freshmen are going to be exploring their musical options. Naturally, we want them to choose us.Ā  I have seen some...

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Today’s Insta-Thought: Buy this book!!

Today’s Insta-Thought: Buy this book!!

Future choral directors: this is gold. Our jobs are more than rehearsals...so much more! This books helps you prepare for all the jobs we tackle during the year. In fact, there are several helpful documents in the back of the book that should help you plan your first...

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You Have Your Competition Scores. Now What?

You Have Your Competition Scores. Now What?

  You are on the bus ride home from festival, scores in hand. You're either very pleased and agree with the scores you earned from the judges, or you are feeling a little discouraged and think you could have done better. Either way, there is one question in your...

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Setting Goals for Your Upcoming Competition

Setting Goals for Your Upcoming Competition

Festival and competition can be both an exciting and frustrating time for you and your ensemble. There is much to prepare for, and depending on the competition, there are many facets to your overall score that you need to practice, rehearse, and refine. Typically,...

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About Lindsay

Hi there! Iā€™m Lindsay, a choral music educator by day, a singer-songwriter by evening, and a writer when time allows.
Hi there! Iā€™m Lindsay, a choral music educator by day, a singer-songwriter by evening, and a writer when time allows.

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