At Musically Minded, we are all about connecting with teachers who are serious about combining FUN and LEARNING. Jocelyn’s high-energy presentations are filled with practical ideas teachers can use right away!
Teachers will learn brain-based strategies along with tips and tricks to achieve optimal engagement not just at circle time, but all throughout the day. How? Using music and movement of course!
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From Chaos to Calm – 7 Secrets to Circle Time Success
Tired of feeling like a peace keeper at circle time? Learn seven secrets to turn your circle times around. Based on research and many years of classroom experience, Jocelyn will demonstrate effective ways to tackle challenges that may be standing in the way of learning and fun.This fast-moving session is packed full of felt stories, songs, movement games and more. Participants will gain valuable skills to use when they return to their early learning sessions on Monday morning.
Reading Rocks – Building a Foundation for Literacy through Music and Movement
Reading Rocks! That’s right, reading is cool and it lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Through music and movement even the youngest child can begin building the skills necessary to get ready to read. Learn the six key pre-literacy skills and how music and movement strategies can make early literacy development fun and inspire a lifelong love of reading. Regardless of background in music, Jocelyn will give a variety of ideas on how to incorporate music and movement through rhymes, chants, rhythm, songs, stories and instrument play that get kids wild about literacy.
Circle Time Success “The Basics”
Whether you are a new teacher to early childhood or a veteran looking to spice your circle times up, Circle Time Success “The Basics” is the course for you. By combining brain-based strategies with tried and true activities, participants will leave with a tool kit filled with ways to keep circle times fresh, fun and full of learning. From weather songs to transitions and the “how” to do it will be presented in this highly engaging online course.
10 Reasons Why Your Classroom Should be Singing!
Singing is an effective way to create a learning environment that is fun and engaging. Yet, few teachers are taking advantage of this age-old practice! This interactive session will explore why singing provides an easy way to teach basic skills, promote positive behavior and foster community. Participants will be reminded of songs from their past as well as lots and lots of new tunes to add to their repertoire. Let’s discover what road blocks may be keeping you from implementing this simple strategy that works!
Bring Joy Back to Teaching
With increased pressure on educators to create an academic-rich environment in early childhood, teachers are finding themselves forced to teach young children in ways they know are not developmentally appropriate. This often leads to teacher burnout because the fun factor has been eliminated for all. Don’t let your passion for teaching succumb. Join Jocelyn as she shares ideas ranging from self-care to practical ways to create a fun and learning-filled classroom where everyone thrives.
Circle Time for Babies and Toddlers
Tap into the power of music and movement with your little one! Not only does music time for babies and toddlers encourage quality interactions between caregiver and child, research shows that introducing little ones to music has long-term developmental benefits! The simple rhymes, songs and movement activities participants will learn in this session will not only make play time fun and interactive, but also foster bonding, body awareness, communication skills and more all of which benefit their quickly developing brain. Early childhood educators will find the activities great for creating a music and movement filled classroom, while parents will enjoy the activities at home or on the road with their little one.
Circle Time Success Facebook Group
Join our Circle Time Success Facebook group! You'll find teachers just like you who are SERIOUS about combining FUN and LEARNING! We'll share activity ideas, research as well as constant support to help you be the best teacher possible.
7 Secrets for Circle Time Success Ebook
No need to wait for a training, start learning today! Download "7 Secrets to Circle Time Success" and start making lasting change.