When it comes time to implement new teaching strategies, it’s really important to think about what is the essence, the purpose, the goal of any particular lesson or lesson segment? Then think about which easy steps could you implement to accomplish your goal efficiently and effectively.

Anne Mileski

“I know this could be better.”
I know we’ve all had that thought. It’s easy to go down that whole rigamarole of feeling like you’re not living up to your potential in the music classroom, and to spiral down the different ways you could be doing things better.
First things first: you’re a caring, thoughtful teacher. You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t, am I right? But when we get in these cycles of criticizing our practice, it’s important to find a place to start. It’s important to find that ONE thing.

Here’s a few things we talk about on today’s episode

(1) Why it’s important to focus on one thing at a time when it comes to changing or refining your teaching.

(2) A couple different ways I’ve seen too much happen when teaching a song by rote.

(3) Three things to consider when you want to improve your teaching and are ready to focus on one thing.

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