Elementary GrooveTracks

Exciting, Performance-ready Songs for your Elementary Music Classroom!

November 27, 2018

One of the most helpful strategies to develop as an elementary music teacher is to create a plan for yearly growth and a checklist of goals. Taking time to create such a plan establishes an “aim” for your development, and as they say, “You can’t hit a target you can’t...

July 9, 2018

Many times as elementary music teachers, we do what we’ve always done and get stuck in a pattern of comfort. When we do try new things, we may find that it is difficult to break ourselves and our students out of our comfortable pattern. Here are 5 quick tips for trying...

June 25, 2018

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to naturally have traits that make teaching seem effortless to them, while others may struggle in a specific area? Maybe you have personal experiences where your personality traits have made certain elements of teaching diffic...

January 31, 2018

Have you ever had a day where you wondered why you even started teaching music in the first place? Perhaps in past years you were joyful and excited about teaching but over the months and years it seems a dark cloud is blocking out the joy you used to feel?

Sometimes an...

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

The start of a brand new year gets most people thinking about how to make the new year better than the last. Many people set New Year’s resolutions only to face the disappointment of seeing them fail within the first month of the year. So the question is...

November 13, 2017

Fear is a part of life for everyone. It stands in the way of achieving our dreams and makes us second-guess ourselves. As elementary music teachers fear can paralyze us in the classroom and hinder our growth and effectiveness. In order to make an impact on our students...

September 18, 2017

Have you ever felt like you aren't good enough to be a music teacher? Do you see other music teachers getting results that you could only dream of and think you will never be as good as they are? Do you ever feel like you are barely getting by and someday you'll be fou...

August 22, 2017

Sometimes it feels like our lives are filled to the brim with activities, responsibilities, and commitments. We may find ourselves sweating as we run to keep up with all we have to do. We may even feel like work, family, and friends collide as we try to find balance in...

August 7, 2017

"From the time that you first open your eyes in the morning, you need to set the tone for the day, and the first question you need to ask yourself is 'what am I going to do to get better today?'" -Billy Alsbrooks

Setting the tone is the act of determining the course of...

July 25, 2017

We all like comfort. From nice hotels at conferences to memory foam mattresses, the industry of comfort is a well welcomed friend to most people including teachers. While there is nothing wrong with being comfortable in our day to day lives, sinking into the "Comfort Z...

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