A (Personal) Cyber Safety Lesson

A (Personal) Cyber Safety Lesson for Music Educators by Debbie O'Shea Teachers, we all have a responsibility to teach our students about the ethical and safe use of ICTs. I would like to share one of the most powerful activities regarding this topic that I ...

Understanding and Respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Culture

Understanding and Respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Culture for Music Educators by Debbie O'Shea Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures In music lessons, we need to address the Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum priorities, one of which is 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Histories ...

Navigating the Minefield

How to manage the first few weeks of school This blog has been written by Guest Blogger Belinda Dolan.  Belinda has been a teacher of music for more than 25 years teaching in State Schools and Lutheran education - Secondary and Primary.  She will commence ...

Behaviour Management in the Music Classroom

Click HERE for a PDF version of this blog post, beautifully published as a Quick Guide, to keep for handy reference. Mindset and Strategies In the music classroom, very little meaningful work can be done when behaviour is not well managed. The music room represents ...

Practising Rhythm Using YouTube

I have a confession to make. I LOVE YouTube. Seriously, I really love YouTube. I rely on it in my music lessons. Do not get me wrong, I could operate without it; modestly I could say I could operate quite well without it. However, I ...

6 YouTube Clips to Practice Letternames

However you teach letternames, whatever sequence you use, there is always a need to revise and practice. Of course, we all sing and play music from the staff, and that would include letternames, but this post is not about methodology or pedagogy. Here are my ...

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