Help Students Learn From Failure
“How can we help our students embrace and bounce back from failures? How can we use failure to grow and continuously improve? Lifting our students from difficult moments is one of our many jobs as educators. Often, our personal encounters with setbacks and how we were able to bounce back can benefit our students as…
Delayed Gratification: When Students Get Tired, Teach Them to Rest, Not Quit
“Look at the big picture and help your students get through tough times because they will learn that delayed gratification isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Sometimes students don’t like band. Sometimes parents don’t like band. And, as odd as it can seem, I know there are times when I struggle to find joy in…
Football and Band: A Match Made in Heaven?
“Use the relationship between your athletic and spirit organizations to strengthen your campus community. Look at football games as a chance to showcase your music program while supporting and enriching the school’s culture. Pep rallies, playoffs and athletic events are a fantastic time to show the band’s versatility. Here are some of my strategies, suggestions…
Daily Diet of Fundamentals
“A musician’s daily diet or daily drill provides all the necessary basics for performing on an instrument successfully.” For the full article, follow the link below to the YAMAHA Educator Suite Professional Development Series.
ETA Clinics & Professional Development
I’m excited to partner with Educational Travel Adventures to offer band clinics, coaching, and professional development sessions. I would love to be able to work with you and your band in 2022-23 or present a session as part of a professional development offering at your campus. You can learn more on ETA’s New Clinician Website. …
Johnson Senior to tour the World with National Youth Orchestra [NEISD]
“Johnson High School senior Jake Glaser has big plans after graduation. In a few weeks, he’ll travel the world with his clarinet alongside some of the top musicians in the country.”
And the award goes to… [NEISD]
“Johnson High School Band Director Jarrett Lipman and Roan Forest Elementary School Music Teacher Matthew Trevino have won the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation Teachers of Excellence award.”
KENS5 News [Article]
Johnson High School musicians’ music risk scores | Kids Who Make SA Great
Teach Student Leaders to Teach
“I highly recommend engaging and empowering your student leaders to be instructors for music, marching or even as peer tutors for other academic subjects. When your student leaders begin to take more ownership of your program, the overall culture and morale will improve.” Click the link below to read the full article on the Yahama…
Build a Culture of Excellence
“Students who believe in their ability to perform at a high level are more likely to achieve remarkable things.” For the full article, follow the link below to the YAMAHA Educator Suite Professional Development Series.