Katie Virden

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United States - Missouri - Joplin
Katie Virden
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I don't just help kids make great music. I use music to help make great kids!
 
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"Snow Much Fun!" is a winter musical filled with silly songs, snow puns, and even a snowball fight! The six songs included are holiday standards and some new songs that may become favorites. With up to 30 speaking parts, many kids can have a chance
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Audience Etiquette Handout using our school's SOAR expectations: Show respect, Observe safety, Accept responsibility, Resolve problems. Prints four handouts per page.
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This set of awards recognizes positive behaviors in music, including following directions, being a leader, being a helper, always giving best effort, and good singing. They are approximately business card sized. Two styles are included with multiple
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This page of practice tips is geared for beginning instrumentalists, but could even be given to older students as a reminder of good practice habits. It provides a quick overview on how to practice effectively, with tips like setting a goal and
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Audiences will love this cute program using the book Skippyjon Jones, by Judy Schachner. This program includes a script using the book, 6 songs with lyric powerpoints and sheet music of songs from the book and additional lyrics written by me. Does
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 4th year of teaching K-5th Grade General Music in Joplin, Missouri. I have also taught long-term substitute jobs in 6th-12th Grade Instrumental and General Music and in 2nd Grade. I teach at a high poverty school, which can add unique challenges when teaching. I love my students, and I can't imagine a better place for me to teach!

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Finalist for the Golden Apple Award 2017, which recognizes area teachers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

After graduating high school, I attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. I earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While there, I participated in many music ensembles playing trombone and percussion. I discovered through my observations and student teaching that I loved introducing young kids to the joys and the foundation of music.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, and the surrounding area. After going away to college, I returned to Joplin to teach. I am married to a 3rd grade teacher, and we enjoy reading, playing board games and video games, and checking out YouTubers.

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