January 13, 2021
Epic Change starts with your environment. The thing is, your environment can influence your mood, behaviour, motivation, interactions with people, and stress levels.
As Adults, we know this and we are very conscious of our environment particularly at home. So why should our classrooms be any different. Join me as I discuss Stage 2 of your 5 Year Plan toward Epic Change.
Some of the key talking points include:
- Flexible teaching spaces and how best to manage the clutter
- Tips on how best to organise your rooms
- What is a Capture List?
- How to break down the "mountain" the capture list creates
- How to build your overall package of change
To check out the post and give away attached to this episode, go to: Klerrisa Custom Music
January 1, 2021
Welcome to Episode 41 of 10 Min Tips to Teach Music.
This month, I am going to focus on How to Build the Music Department of Your Dreams by starting with a plan. That's right! I am going to show you how to write a 5 year plan. In this episode, I talk about the advantages of creating a five year plan. I explain what a "situational analysis" is and how this can help you to get a clear perspective on your future goals. I also offer you a copy of a "Situational Analysis" template that you can use to help guide you through the first stages of your 5 year plan. To obtain your copy of your template, click here.
August 17, 2020
Hey everyone, this is the final episode in the KCMTV Facebook Live Event - How to Build the Music Department of Your Dreams. In this episode, I discuss how to "stand out". "Standing out" is a key ingredient in the development of your department. You need to do things differently and make sure people notice what your team does. I talk about different samples of how to stand out and offer tips that might be of use to you during your transformation.
August 10, 2020
Did you know that Music Departments have a "middle child" and that this is key to growing your department? In today' episode of KCMTV, I discuss how you can actively engage that middle child to help build numbers in your music department.
August 3, 2020
Hey gang, Today's podcast continues to feature the first series of the facebook live event: KCMTV - How to Build The Music Department of YOUR Dreams. In episode 2, I chat about how the culture of your department can help you to build the numbers involved. What are YOUR three pillars of success? How do they contribute to your overall vision?
To help guide you in your thinking, I have prepared a google form which asks you some questions. This should help clarify your thinking.
July 27, 2020
In today's podcast, I share with you the first episode of Season 1 of KCMTV - a facebook live event that took place in Dec 2019. In the first of four episodes, I talk about how YOUR personality and YOUR strengths can greatly affect YOUR music department and how people view what goes on. I give you the opportunity to find out your own Enneagram Number and what your top 5 strengths might be.
To get the giveaway, go to: https://bit.ly/2rmLIkO
March 15, 2020
Well, I had a brain wave in class this week and I am so excited to share. I was teaching my Year 9 class about key signatures and found this incredibly cool way for the students to remember. It has a lot to do with the number 5 and the way you draw the letters. There is even a video showing you how to teach it.
Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/bqN2hu7SrRM
March 8, 2020
In this episode, I discuss the enneagram and your strengths. I talk about how these two tests can help you to understand yourself, and therefore make you more productive, engaging with your students and a valuable part of the team. I tell stories about specific cases and how this information has empowered others.
If you want to take the Strengths test: https://high5test.com?ref=10
If you want to take the Enneagram: https://www.truity.com/?an=kerri_827920
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February 25, 2019
During this podcast, I chat about the app Incredibox. I offer a breakdown of each version with a list of different strategies to work it into your classroom. For support materials, go to www.klerrisaucustommusic.com.au
February 18, 2019
Carousel Teaching - what on earth is it? In its simplest form, it is a cooperative learning strategy that involves movement, discussion and reflection. It is a bit like Gallery Walk (as named by Shelley Gray) where students work on their own to complete a series of tasks around the room or school environment. In a Carousel, they work in small groups and move from station to station. This podcast looks at strategies to use in a single classroom following this model. For support materials, go to www.klerrisacustommusic.com.au