“can you make a video about that and post it on the website?” -my favorite student Just kidding…we’re not supposed to have favorites, but it makes my flipping band director heart so happy when students value, appreciate, and ask for me to give them content to access at home so they can practice! Quote is from an ACTUAL 6th grade student […]

Pancakes and Pro Tips

I saw this beautiful quote and thought of you guys today: “Teachers are like glow sticks. Sometimes they need a little ‘break’ before they shine. Get ready to shine!” Chris Pombonyo – FamousinFirst LOVE IT! Happy new year – get ready to glow, or shine, or whatever! I am so excited to be part of the pilot program of MusicFirst […]

So much excitement…maybe it’s the B12

Hey there flipping friends! I want to give you some October encouragement before I tell you about a little fun you can have here on the interweb 🙂 October is, in my opinion, SO LONG AND BUSY! My sweet husband is a high school band director and I teach middle school band, so we are basically passing ships this month. […]


I have been on a kick lately to find free video creator studios on the internet. My problem with the ones that I am finding is that they want money! noooooo! If you have been here before you probably know that I am cheap and don’t like to pay for something unless it ROCKS! See my PowToon post to read […]

“Free” Online Video Makers

Since school started I have spent an embarrassing amount of time playing with PowToon. Let’s just keep my nerdy-ness between us friends, mmkay?  🙂 PowToon is way fun for you and, most importantly, for your students! This versatile program can be used by teachers creating content for their students, or by students creating content to show what they have learned […]

PowToon for Free Flipping (and fun!)

Week one and two have come and gone like a tornado and left me feeling windblown and crazy! We are in the trenches, y’all, and the time in the trenches is sometimes the time to go into survival mode – I challenge you to do something enriching for your students that will help them to learn better and you to […]

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