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How My Mentor Saved My Professional Life

  How My Mentor Saved My Professional Life By NAfME Member Chris Gleason This article first appeared in the Sun Prairie Star and is reprinted with permission.   The day…

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Lighting a Fire in Middle School Kids

Lighting a Fire in Middle School Kids Student Engagement in Music Class   By NAfME Member Chris Gleason   When I was a young teacher, I didn’t think about student…

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A Motto for Success

  A Motto for Success The Surprising Benefits of Music Classroom Sloganeering By NAfME member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article was originally published in the October 2016 teacher edition…

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Ways to Mix Up Your Large Ensemble Rehearsals

  Ways to Mix Up Your Large Ensemble Rehearsals By NAfME Member Meghan Cabral This article originally appeared on the Band Director’s Talk Shop blog. Sometimes you just need a…

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Do Sweat the Small Stuff: Beginning Woodwinds

Do Sweat the Small Stuff: Beginning Woodwinds By NAfME Member Meghan Cabral This article originally appeared on the Band Director’s Talk Shop blog.   After teaching for over 13 years,…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

  How Does Your Garden Grow? Cultivating Your Students’ Growth in Music By NAfME Member Jenny L. Neff, Ed.D. This blog post originally appeared on the Zeswitz Music Company website.…

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Advice for First-Year Teachers

Advice for First-Year Teachers  Experienced Teachers Share Wisdom with New Teachers By NAfME Member Kevin Lynch A colony of fruit flies and an oven left on overnight might not be…