Covid Community Building Hacks

"Oh no. How am I going to do this?"

This question plagued my brain after my district announced we would be returning to school in a hybrid model. In the spring, I adapted my orchestra classroom to the best of…

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Intro to Transcription: Two Day Mini Unit

Intro to Transcription: Two-Day Mini Unit

By Karin Dye

Photo by Weston McKinnon

 

Spirits were low. We had just gone back to completely remote learning as a high school and my orchestras were NOT feeling it. It was a two…

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How to make a "Pass the Bow" Compilation Video

by Karin Dye

Have you ever seen those cutesy videos of people passing makeup brushes, balls, paper airplanes etc. from frame to frame? 

Have you ever thought...that would be a cool thing to do with my class?

Here's how!

I…

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Three Recent Reads That Have Improved My Teaching

Three Recent Reads That Have Improved My Teaching

by Karin Dye

This list is by no means comprehensive. Teachers are asked to wear so many different hats (...and lanyards and school teeshirts and strange outfits during homecoming week) that there…

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5 Tips for Teaching Elementary Lessons Virtually

5 Tips for Teaching Elementary Lessons Virtually

By Karin Dye

Does the above video look familiar to you?

This footage is from one of my first elementary orchestra zoom lessons. 

Oh, no.

Oh, yes.

It happened.

I've reflected.

Here are…

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Using GroupMe to Build Community Organically

Using GroupMe to Build Community Organically

By Karin Dye

High school students love their phones. Most adults do too, right? Why wouldn't we? We get an almost immediate dopamine hit when pick them up. Today I'm going to walk you…

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