13: Just told: no singing, no instruments. Any suggestions?

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 effectRead more…

12: The one thing we can control

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,Read more…

11: Do more of what you love

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 challengingRead more…

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…