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Flashback Friday

163524_flashback_1I’ve been thinking lately about trying to have each day be a sort of theme day. I don’t intend on posting every day (that’s not realistic for me at this time), but I would like for things to be a bit better aligned. So for instance, if I write a list article, I’ll schedule it for the next available Monday. If I have a blogging article, I’ll schedule it for the next available Wednesday. Or something along those lines. Here’s the ideas I’ve come up with:

Music Monday – I am a band director. I haven’t posted a whole lot about teaching band. I would like to overcome that and really begin to place a bit more emphasis on the whole music teaching thing. Or even on various music-related concepts. I wonder how many people out there would be interested in music history-related stuff, or even in learning more about just some of the things that us music folk take for granted. I’m constantly surprised by how amazed people are when they come into my band hall and see what all we actually do.


Teaching  Tips Tuesday – These will usually be lists, but more in-depth. These articles will be focused more on the specifics of how to be a better teacher. These will include classroom management issues,


List day – I use lists quite a bit in my writing, but these would be simply lists. No further development or anything, just lists of related items.


Technology Thursday – I sort of started this today. I posted a question on Twitter last night, and copied the question to the blog this morning. I’ve been collecting answers throughout the day and will post the results later on. This would also be when I go über nerd and just throw out some blog design tips (CSS/PHP style), or maybe even an occasional Facebook debate.


Flashback Friday – With nearly 400 articles in the archives here, I know that a lot of the great material gets overlooked by most of the new readers. One thing that is discouraging to a lot of newer bloggers is to write great stuff and not get any comments. I was there. I would love to see some conversation resurface on some of those older posts. Each Friday, I’d like to dig deeper into a specific topic and find some of those articles that really relate to that theme and bring them back up.


Free-for-all – Instead of going off-topic every day sometimes as I tend to do, I’ll keep the off-topic stuff limited to weekends. These may also include addressing reader questions, or whatever else I feel like. Sending you out to other blogs to meet some new people, job-hunting things, whatever I feel like. Guest posts may also happen on weekends.


Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

One thought on “Flashback Friday

  1. I suppose it might, but I seriously doubt that. I have never found discipline and routine to be restrictive to me, but rather more liberating.

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