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Strange Tax Deductions

Taxes can be tricky, but did you know they can also be quite strange? Every year, we file our typical W2’s, 1099’s and other tax forms to please the IRS. If you follow SavingAdvice, you might be aware of some of these write-offs. But, the...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Apr 11, 2016

Music PBL Night

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a big deal in my district.  All teachers are expected to do at least one project each year.  This was my first year doing a project and I chose the Science of Sound.  Thankfully, I didn’t have to create the en...
by MiscellaneousMe on Mar 22, 2016

Curriculum Mapping: Cohesive Planning for Effective Instruction; Part 4: Building Your Lessons

This is Part 4 in the Curriculum Mapping series.  Check out Part 1: Curriculum Evolution, Part 2: The Nitty-Gritty Details, and Part 3: The Big Picture. In Part 3, I discussed using your district’s yearly calendar to begin to map out your year...
by MiscellaneousMe on Mar 21, 2016

Curriculum Mapping: Cohesive Planning for Effective Instruction; Part 3: The Big Picture

This is Part 3 of the Curriculum Mapping series.  Check out Part 1: Curriculum Evolution and Part 2: The Nitty-Gritty Details. In Part 2, we looked at the details such as disassembling the standards, creating objectives, and sorting those standards/...
by MiscellaneousMe on Mar 20, 2016

Curriculum Mapping: Cohesive Planning for Effective Instruction; Part 2: The Nitty-Gritty Details

This is a continuation of my Curriculum Mapping series from TMEA 2016.  If you missed Part 1: Curriculum Evolution, click here. This is Part 2: The Nitty Gritty Details and that is exactly what we’re going to dive into.  Note: this is the fir...
by MiscellaneousMe on Mar 19, 2016

Product Review:4-Beat Rhythm Blocks

Kelly Parrish recently asked me to review her 4-Beat Rhythm Blocks (Connected) and she was so generous!  She sent me a class set of these blocks with quarter note, quarter rest, beamed eighth notes, and sixteenth notes. Now, I work at a 1:1 school...
by MiscellaneousMe on Feb 21, 2016

Do You Youtube? Sites & Tools to Enhance Your Youtube Experience

I love Youtube but it really isn’t suitable for teachers to use on the fly.  Luckily, the above video and side videos doesn’t have anything inappropriate but that rarely is the case for me.  For example, my students wanted to see a comm...
by MiscellaneousMe on Dec 9, 2015

Don’t Just Watch. Learn! With Zaption

Zaption is a really cool website that allows you to create interactive videos out of anything off youtube and vimeo.  I gave a presentation about this tool last week at MATCH (Music and Technology Conference of Houston) and will be repeating it nex...
by MiscellaneousMe on Oct 13, 2015

My 5 Top Tips To Help Kids Learn A Musical Instrument

There are so many benefits to learning and playing a musical instrument, it really is a gift that lasts a lifetime, a joyous hobby that touches the soul, relaxes the mind and transports you to a different plane.  Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jul 18, 2015

Giveaway for a Free Year of Beginner Music Lessons from Free the Music Online Studios

It's never too late to take music lessons, and it's now easier than ever to do so online with the new company, Free the Music Online Studios. To promote their new business, they're offering monthly giveaways for free music lessons.CLICK HERE TO ENTER...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Jun 3, 2015

How to Keep a Child Engaged in Music Lessons From Early Childhood Through Teens

How many parents have given their children years of mus […]...
by Music Wizard Affiliates on May 25, 2015

Music: A Key to Health Benefits

Music is a big part of our lives and all of us love it. Music can touch cultures across the world. You can improve your mood by either listening to a symphony or listening to music while you work out.… The post Music: A Key to Health Benefits a...
by Learn How to Play Music on Apr 3, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site-wide sale which means thousands of awesome products for up to 28% off!! Kudos to Aileen Miracle for creating the ad and Meredith Anderson for graphics. Because of the awesomeness of this site-wide sale, the afor...
by MiscellaneousMe on Feb 25, 2015

The Nutcracker Suite Mini-Musical Performance

So, I know this information won’t really help you right now in January, HOWEVER, should you desire to have your students perform this mini-musical, you’ll have plenty of info and time to prepare. I have never been a dentist but I can imag...
by MiscellaneousMe on Jan 11, 2015

Learn How to Play the Piano by Ear: A few Tips

You want to play the Piano by ear after hearing a song and without using music sheet. Have you wondered how you can do it?Some people are musically more inclined than the others but if you can train yourself to… The post Learn How to Play the P...
by Learn How to Play Music on Dec 19, 2014

How to Play the Flute:Tips for Beginners

The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments and produces beautiful melodies.Playing the flute is simple. You just need to keep a few things in mind. 1.Select the right Flute You need to buy or rent a flute from… The post How to Play the...
by Learn How to Play Music on Dec 8, 2014

Learn How to play Michael Jackson Beat on Guitar

In this video guitar lesson you will learn how to play Beat It by Michael Jackson on guitar. Michael Jackson the best guitar pro tabs and music sheets for guitar bass & drums piano more.          … The post Learn Ho...
by Learn How to Play Music on Dec 2, 2014

Learn how to play the Chromatic Scale on Guitar

If you want to Learn how to play chromatic scales on guitar is important for a few reasons. First, you need to building good guitar technique. But more important guitar chromatic scales help you understand how the fretboard is organized… The po...
by Learn How to Play Music on Nov 24, 2014

How to Play All the Small Things by Blink 182 on Drums

This Video Tutorial Guide you how to play All the Small Things by Blink 182 on Drums Song. Travis Barker from Blink 182 is one of the best and most popular drummers on today. Travis drumming adds a nice pop-punk… The post How to Play All the Sm...
by Learn How to Play Music on Nov 17, 2014

How to Play “A Horse with No Name” by America on Guitar Song

A Horse with No Name is one of the best and easiest guitar songs for beginners to learn. This Video teach you how to play song on Guitar and it while throwing in some music theory.        … The post How to Play “A Hors...
by Learn How to Play Music on Nov 11, 2014


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