2015-2016 Music Teacher Planner – chapter 3

2015-2016 Music Teacher Planner – chapter 3

I use this section of my planner to plan my year. Without this section of the planner I would be          L O S T .  My favorite part is the “roadmapping pages”.  I find that I refer to them throughout the year as I write lesson plans and make adjustments as needed.  In order to make the file a manageable size I only included “master” roadmapping pages and “master” lesson plans pages.  You will want to consult a calendar and figure out how many you need.  When I printed my personal planner I included two more than the calendar led me to believe I would need. DOWNLOAD CHAPTER 3 HERE Use this template to decide when each standard will fit best within your grading timeframe Use this template to build a “roadmap” for each grade level.  As each lesson is taught, check it off so that you can keep track of what specific groups are missing Use this lesson plan template to add details to your lessons – Since my district uses an online system, I don’t include this template in my personal planner anymore. Use this calendar to track when lessons are taught. If you would like a blank calendar to use year after year, or a weekly calendar you can click HERE!  Advise about printing: The PDF files that are linked here include pages as I have them set up for my own planner.  Your needs may be different than mine so feel free to print more or less of any given page. You will notice that each page is either left or...
On the Road Again with Roadmapping.

On the Road Again with Roadmapping.

Today my wonderful co-teacher and I got a chance to sit down together and map out the first few weeks of school.  Since this year we aren’t both new to the school, we were able to get done in about an hour what took us at least 3 hours last year.  We didn’t dig in too deep because we know we will have some more time next week, but we got the first 5 lessons of the year roughly mapped out.  This is heavy on the ROUGH because we were talking and I was trying to write really fast so that I wouldn’t loose the thoughts.  It was truly enjoyable to plan because we now have first hand knowledge about lessons we taught at this time last year.  We had the chance to reflect and I’m certain that although the skeleton of our instruction is the same, the delivery will be much better because of the refining we did today.  We both endured I mean enjoyed 30 hours of GT training last week and I’m pleased to say that our time and efforts paid off because several of the strategies and methods that we learned about have actually made their way into our lessons. This is the first time that I’ve been able to use the chart that I created for long range planning. To download this chart click here.   In our district we formally submit our lesson plans digitally which isn’t a problem, except that I find it difficult to transition from a great time of planning and thinking with my partner into actually sitting down at my computer and writing the plans.  I’ll be honest...
Music Teacher Planner and Management Notebook- part 3 – lesson plans, roadmaps, & calendars

Music Teacher Planner and Management Notebook- part 3 – lesson plans, roadmaps, & calendars

When I printed my planner at OfficeMax, I included some of the following features: a clear plastic cover, a vinyl back cover and a black spiral. a title page printed on glossy card stock with family photos quick reference card printed on the back of the title page card stock, everything else has been printed front & back is on medium weight paper in order to reduce bleed through. I was able to print it from a jump drive at Office Max.  In 20 minutes and for about $30 I had the perfect planner for me.  to download the third section of the planner – click on the link below!!!! DOWNLOAD lesson plans, roadmaps, & calendars! lesson plans- an optional template for the lessons you teach each day roadmaps – view between 4 and 12 lesson outlines for a particular grade level at once monthly calendar – blank monthly calendar – download it once, you can use it year after year weekly calendar- weekly calendar with a “to-do” list Please visit PART 1 to download contacts and call records Please visit PART 2 to download seating charts & lesson trackers Recommendations for printing and using your planner: 1. All pages are intended to be viewed in a 2-page spread with a 1.25 center margin.  This is to allow for spiral binding or hole punching while leaving plenty room for writing.  You don’t have to change the margins for it to print correctly, but the center margin is the reason why the even numbered pages are slightly left and the odd numbered pages are slightly right…. it is not a mistake. 2.  When you open the this section...
Music Lesson Plan Template

Music Lesson Plan Template

For the first 10 years or so of teaching music I was free to use any lesson plan template that I chose.  I’ll admit that mostly I just made my music plans fit on whatever was available.  Then around the time that I really started thinking about what would be most useful for me and really playing with templates, my school district handed down a required online template. I used dutifully used that template with as much success as could be expected and had actually made plans on asking for a special exemption this year when much to my delight and relief we were told that we didn’t have to use the “mandated” template any longer and that several templates would be suggested, but that we were to focus on using lesson plans that worked for us.  HALLELUJAH!  And there was MUCH rejoicing! So – I took all of my favorite elements of what I liked and got rid of what didn’t work for my class and came up with my own template. I write in the cells that are open and I highlight  the parts of the template that I need for the lesson.  My favorite part of the template is the bottom where I can make notes about the needs of individual classes. I am leaving this in spreadsheet form so that hopefully you can edit it to meet your own personal needs.  Let me know how it goes. If you run into trouble or are unable to edit the form, please let me know and I’ll gladly send you the file.    Due to damage to the file,...
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