Use What Talents You Possess!


I found this poster on my new addiction, Pinterest, and immediately knew I had to give a copy to each of my students.  So I printed off a copy for each student and inserted it into the clear plastic on the front of their three-ring binders.  

I thought it would be a good idea to give a little speech to each student on talents and developing their own talents, regardless of what other people are doing.  So I asked a little kindergarten student, “Do you know what talents are?”

“Oh yes, I do!  My best talent is that I can touch my tongue to the back of my throat!”

Ah, the simple joys in life. 



Music Recommendation : Elements

This is a beautiful book for beginning piano students.  I especially love using it with older beginners, because the music is lovely and lyrical but not “babyish” at all.  It has lots of repeated patterns and modern harmonies.  It is a good combination of easy-to-play and sounds-harder-than-it-is.

I introduced this book today to an 8th grade girl and she loved it!