Happy New Year! At this point, everyone has had a chance to ring in the new year and start to face facts - it is almost time to start the second half of the school year. I always promise myself that I will use the breaks to get organized, find or create new materials, and do all those things that I cannot ever seem to do when school is in session. How much of that did I accomplish? NONE...and I have no regrets! I deserved the mental and physical break, and I hope that you all reading this did the EXACT SAME THING! For most people, the start of a new year means reflection on the past and looking ahead to the future. In that same spirit, I want to share with you a Well Fed Music Ed Best of 2015 post with features from the blog, Twitter, and Facebook! If you missed them the first time, click through and check everything out!
1. 20 Concert Themes that Don't Suck (with FREE printable)
2. Make Room for YouTube : Useful videos and links from YouTubers
2. This article written by Ryan B. Jackson, Ed.D (click HERE to connect with him on TWITTER!) Make him a part of your New Year PLN!
2. Afghanistan's First Female Conductor. In a place where music and education for girls is often banned, this wonderful young lady found a way. #ConductLikeAGirl
I was never one for New Year's Resolutions. If there is something you want to do, something you feel needs to be changed, then do it! Why wait until the New Year or next Monday or when the planets are rightly aligned. One idea that I will entertain, however, is the 'one word' focus because goals are more functional than resolutions. My word for 2016 is CONSISTENCY. My goal - again, not a resolution- is to remain consistent in all areas of my life to the best of my ability. I am so very, very excited about all that 2016 has in store for us all as teachers, musicians, music educators, and life-long learners. Here in the blog you can expect more resources like the concert themes, as well as more food stuffs because many of you have asked for more. I also plan to write another article or two because I found that to be WAY more enjoyable than I first thought it would be! Drop me a comment below and tell me what YOUR one word would be for 2016. I can't wait to hear what you have to say!
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