What do you when challenges come up? Everyone has challenges, some big, some small. How we deal with challenges is more important than the challenge itself in many cases. This week Janice shares a story of one of the challenges that has come up for her in the past few weeks, and details a technique
What if you could master one thing this week, a little strategy or tip and have it become a major shift to help you teach for the rest of your teaching life? In this episode, Janice shares a simple concept which anyone could use to shake up the learning.
In this episode of the Weekly Spark for Music Teachers, Janice Tuck talks about what it takes to have a breakthrough in life, whether it be a breakthrough in our own lives, a breakthrough in our teaching, or a breakthrough in our students. Recently Janice ran a marathon for the very first time, and
In this episode Janice Tuck talks about how one simple change to what you say in response to the default question of “how are you” can radically change how you feel and how others respond to you. Whenever we see a friend or a colleague for the first time in a day, "how are you"
This episode is a special tribute to the wonderful speaker and inspirational educational mentor, Sir Ken Robinson, who passed away recently at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer. In this episode Janice Tuck talks about how the message in Sir Ken’s famous TED talk of 2016 resonated with her and her team
In this episode Janice Tuck puts her music advocacy hat on once again, to talk about one of the most important gifts that we give our students. Music Advocacy is really important for anyone who teaches music - the ability to share information about the benefits of learning music with students and parents is something
In this episode of the weekly spark for Music Teachers, Janice Tuck addresses the issue of what music teachers can do in lessons when they’re told that they can’t sing or play any instruments due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive effect on all teachers, but particularly music teachers, as we’re being
In this episode of the Weekly Spark for Music Teachers, Janice Tuck talks about one thing that we all can control - and that is our mindset. We’re not in control of a lot of things in our life - our students, our school administrators, and things that happen to us from day to day.
In this episode Janice Tuck talks about the mindset needed to get more of what you want, and less of what you don’t want. Despite the challenges that we are all facing right now, there are those who are doing well, even in such challenging times. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 - some people are
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 about the language that we use on rubrics and assessments -