10: Assessments: How we assess our students and assess ourselves

In this episode Janice gets excited about assessment! At the Fun Music Company we are working hard on a new product at the moment for Ukulele, and we’ve been putting together a series of assessments for this new program. This led us to think aboutRead more…

9: I’m a recovering racist – and I won’t be a bystander

This is a special episode of the weekly spark for music teachers to address the situation that is going on in our world right now. Since the terrible death of George Floyd in the United states there has been much said about racism and thereRead more…

8: How do problems become opportunities?

In this episode of the weekly spark for music teachers Janice talks though ideas for dealing with problems. We all have problems in life – things come up every single day which we have to deal with and we have to find solutions for allRead more…

The Weekly Spark Ep7: Something we need to constantly seek as well as be

In today’s podcast Janice is talking about something we need to seek, as well as be – and that is a role model. As teachers, we need to BE a role model for our students, and be the person that our students want to lookRead more…

The Weekly Spark ep6: The Power of learning = success, synergy & happiness

This episode is about the power of learning, and the three big benefits learning brings in our lives. With the whole pandemic situation going on at the moment, one thing most of us have (or should have) is more time. In reality though, as busyRead more…

The Weekly Spark ep5: Priorities for Music Teachers

Right now, in these unprecedented times, with many of us working from home or having to adapt to many different situations, there is no better time to think about what is really important in life, and make sure that we’re really taking care of ourselves.Read more…

The Weekly Spark ep4: How to deal with a bad day

This episode is about how to deal with a bad day… and what to do when life’s inevitable challenges come up one after the other – like happens to all of us from time to time. There are so many things in life that we’reRead more…

The Weekly Spark ep3: The power of connecting with why we do what we do

Today’s episode is talking about the ultimate source of resourcefulness: the power of connecting to the reasons why we do what we do. Particularly at this time, when the world is facing some major challenges – we all need to connect with our reasons whyRead more…

The Weekly Spark ep2: Three ways to deal with fears or worries

In this episode Janice Tuck discusses three ways to overcome fears or worries. There are a lot of stressors on Music teachers, and more than usual at the moment with the situation that the world finds itself in with the COVID-19 virus affecting everyone. FearRead more…

The Weekly Spark ep1: This storm will pass

In this first episode of the Weekly Spark for Music Teachers Janice Tuck shares some thoughts about how music teachers can adapt to the current situation the world finds itself in.  The idea behind this podcast is to provide Music Teachers with a little bitRead more…