Remember the why and love/survive/handle/navigate/overcome/enjoy the what/how/when/where. Continue reading “Why Do We Do It?”

Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning

The quick and dirty? I love lesson planning. It brings some front loaded calm to the anticipated craziness of any given work week. And what teacher doesn’t appreciate some calm in whatever form they can get it?

Click on the links below for a look at the documents that guide our rehearsals at Amador Valley. Continue reading “Lesson Planning”

March Madness

March Madness

It’s the middle of the 3rd quarter.

(This is not about basketball) Continue reading “March Madness”

This One Time At A Conference…

This One Time At A Conference…

…I presented.

Sorry the details aren’t more salacious.
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The Cultural Hygiene In Your Ensemble

The Cultural Hygiene In Your Ensemble

I am unabashedly aware that I have a lot of steps in getting ready for my day. Specific shampoo for thicker hair, face scrub for shinier skin, shaving gel, toner, under eye cream, moisturizer…and we haven’t even gotten to styling products.

There is a routine we all follow, big or small, in maintaining a level of hygiene. It is the daily rhythm of how we stay clean and publicly presentable. Could there be a parallel to our ensembles?

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If I Could Turn Back Time…

If I Could Turn Back Time…

Thanks Cher. But IF I could turn back time as a teacher, would I?

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One of those days…

Music was made. Skills were taught. There were setbacks. There were advances. Difficult conversations were had. Smiles and grimaces existed simultaneously.

And this was all before 9:00 am.  Continue reading “One of those days…”