behavior

Don’t Laugh at Me

Have you heard this song? The song was written and recorded by country singer, Mark Wills. I once saw Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) sing it and talk about his ant-bullying program during a back-to-school teacher institute day. …

Faces for Behavior Chart

These faces were drawn by my art teacher friend. They can be used for a behavior chart like this one – or however you want.           See also behavior Extras for Plus Members Printable Faces (PDF)

Character Counts

Does anyone else do Character Counts? I found/edited songs for each of the character traits and taught my Chorus to sing them for the school assemblies – and the other students learned the refrains to sing along. Here are some …

First Day of School

On the first day of school, there are procedures I need to discuss, but I always want to open and close the class with fun musical experiences! Here are some ideas: Teach the school song Or if you don’t have …

Clip Behavior System

In our school we use a clip system for behavior. Clips start on “Go” – and if a student misbehaves, they or I move a clip (there are no names, since I have 600+ students) to “Caution.” That just means …

MUSIC letters

                                                           Print these next letters out on your favorite scrapbooking paper.               …

Music awards

At the end of each music class, I choose one student who did a good job to receive an award. That person gets to add the music point for the whole class (see class reward plan). Here are some awards I’ve …

Behavior in the Music Classroom

Let’s face it: one of the most difficult things about teaching is classroom discipline. But, it’s a crucial part of any classroom, to maintain control and get to the business of learning! Prevention Fast-paced, positive lesson. Know your lesson. Keep …

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