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Take a moment to breathe, it's summer time! 😎☀️
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Germs and Learning from Home
Everyone gets sick, or sometimes the weather prevents us from getting to school. We're going to talk today about hand washing, coughing into your elbow, cleaning surfaces, and distance learning!
We’re focusing in on Kindergarten students who are on the autism spectrum, and we want to make sure that your classroom is ready for them, so they too can enjoy the music classroom in a safe and caring way! We’ll be talking about sensory overload, working with fixations, and setting up a routine for success! Education Kindergarten, Autism Spectrum, Kindergarten, Students, Sensory Overload, Student, Classroom
Kindergarten Students on the Autism Spectrum – Music Minutes from Musicplay
We’re focusing in on Kindergarten students who are on the autism spectrum, and we want to make sure that your classroom is ready for them, so they too can enjoy the music classroom in a safe and caring way! We’ll be talking about sensory overload, working with fixations, and setting up a routine for success!
This week, we’ve brought in a guest speaker, Codi Kreil, to talk about music therapy in the classroom!   "Along side my passion for music was a growing desire to be a counselor and use the arts (and music in particular) towards emotional and spiritual healing. I am now completing a masters in counselling psychology, which will allow me to be a music therapist. Music is my life and I want everyone to know how awesome it is."  Find her through Instagram at @codikreil ! Masters, Music, Instagram, Music Therapy, Music Therapist, Guest Speakers, Counselling, Counselors
Music Therapy with Codi Kreil – Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast
This week, we’ve brought in a guest speaker, Codi Kreil, to talk about music therapy in the classroom! "Along side my passion for music was a growing desire to be a counselor and use the arts (and music in particular) towards emotional and spiritual healing. I am now completing a masters in counselling psychology, which will allow me to be a music therapist. Music is my life and I want everyone to know how awesome it is." Find her through Instagram at @codikreil !
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Fun Singing Games for Grades 2 & 3– Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast
You’ve been working very hard in the classroom this new year, so let’s shake things up with a fun singing game! In today’s podcast, we review a few great suggestions from the teaching community with some exciting songs that students love! All the songs mentioned can be found on MusicplayOnline, with easy teaching instructions and other fun activities!
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Tips Teaching Split Grades on Musicplay Online – Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast
Another great community topic we want to highlight and talk to you about! So many teachers out there often have to combine their music classes with different grades, and we want to make sure that students are still learning properly! Thanks to our wonderful community of teachers for their astute advice! You can find the podcast through either the link or through your own podcast provider! ⁠
Join Charis and Carey-Lyn as they review some great teaching submits as submitted by you, the Musicplay teaching community! Some heartwarming moments can sometimes only be found in the classroom! Find the podcast through any of your regular podcast providers, or through the link below! In This Moment, Podcasts, Community, Greats
Happiest Moments as a Music Teacher – Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast
Join Charis and Carey-Lyn as they review some great teaching submits as submitted by you, the Musicplay teaching community! Some heartwarming moments can sometimes only be found in the classroom! Find the podcast through any of your regular podcast providers, or through the link below!
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The Best Ways to Use the Recorder Section on MusicplayOnline – Music Minutes from Musicplay
When first starting off in our recorder section, there is so much you can review and teach! On today’s podcast, we go over some advice from the community as to how to best start off your students on the recorder, using MusicplayOnline!
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Ready for Recorder – Music Minutes from Musicplay
We’re very excited to be finally launching into some non-holiday related material, and we are starting the new year fresh with some recorder material! In this episode, we are going to review what the students need to know before they even pick up the instrument! It’s a quick episode full of great lesson topics and tips for a smooth recorder season.
Join Carey-Lyn and Charis as they recount the communities winter holiday concert stories on this week’s episode! Has anything crazy happened during one of your concerts? Let us know in the comments! Winter Holiday, Winter Holidays, Keep Calm Artwork, Blog Posts, Let It Be, Concert, Funny
Funny Concert Stories – Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast
Join Carey-Lyn and Charis as they recount the communities winter holiday concert stories on this week’s episode! Has anything crazy happened during one of your concerts? Let us know in the comments!
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After the Concert Classroom Ideas
With the winter holiday concert now in the rear-view mirror, everyone is now looking forward to the upcoming holiday break. At Musicplay, we have lots of fun songs, games, interactives, and other activities to help you get through December! We’ll tell you all about it on this episode of the Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast!
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Alternative Holiday Classroom Activities - Music Minutes from Musicplay Podcast
With more and more diversifying cultures in the classroom, planning out activities for class during late November/early December, that respects different creeds, may seem like a daunting task. We are looking at some community advice, that best works for public school teachers, and how they can best optimize their classes and students for the season! Hopefully you can use some of these tactics for your own classroom!
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Who can coordinate and organize 500 students, 50 teachers and school staff, and nearly 1000 parents for multiple shows? That’s right, you can! Now’s the time of year we put everything on the line and put together the best Christmas/Holiday/Winter Concert you can! Just don’t forget, you’re not alone! We have some great tips and tricks to help you navigate through all the prep work!
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Organizing a Christmas Concert
This can be one of the most stressful music performances you will plan for your students, and we hope that you already have a good head start on planning and practicing the songs with your students! We have many suitable ideas and countless suggestions on putting together the best Christmas concert you can for your students!
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Podbean
Still needing some ideas for music lessons about Thanksgiving? We have you covered! This week on Music Minutes from Musicplay, we are looking at some select ideas for Thanksgiving activities for the classroom. You can find this podcast through any of your regular podcast providers!