Don’t let the name fool you! This resource is intended to serve ALL music teachers and even teachers of any other subject. Once you learn the basics of any tool, you can apply them to what YOU already do so well!
I created this space to help you enhance your music classroom!
From how-to’s to overviews (and even a few how-not-to’s) you will find posts here about tools that I use in my music classroom and with my own students. Everything has been tested and is reviewed honestly! Since technology is constantly evolving and changing, so will this resource. If you are looking for a specific topic, check out the tags on the right side of the page.
I use ideas that I got from the flipped classroom model to run my music classes and enhance the overall education of my students. These ideas and concepts are what I focus on here to share how I created a student-centered, blended classroom. What is a flipped classroom? Here is a handy dandy infographic! Blended classes are not purely flipped, but use lots of the same ideas!
That Flipping Band Director was born when other music educators started asking me about how I was using video instruction in my classroom. After some brainstorming (and great motivation from my husband, Greg) the name stuck and the site went live! The ideas shared here are actively presented at state conferences and graduate classes and are used in consulting and clinic’s around the state of Texas!
I am currently the Director of Bands at Bernard Harris Middle School in San Antonio Texas (NEISD) where I get to hang with my favorite 11-14 year olds every day and help them become good, thoughtful humans and expressive musicians.
Alma Mater: Texas Tech University! B.M.Ed. M.M.Ed.
I am not any kind of technological expert! I just happen to be extremely willing to experiment 🙂
Take that to mean…if I can do it, then you TOTALLY can! Hopefully this resource will help you along the way!