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By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 8.5x11 watercolor growth mindset posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
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Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
316 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a colorful and sleek way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor classroom rules! 50 classroom rules plus 5 heading pages are presented in realistic watercolors. Posters are 8.5x11 inches.
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
114 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (52.90 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 8.5x11 watercolor growth mindset posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
65 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.96 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.75
63 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.74 MB)
By Melody Payne
Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this set of EDITABLE rustic
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.75
58 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Bible Story Flip Books are perfect to use with your Pre-K, K, and First Graders during VBS, Sunday School, Bible time at school, Bible time at home, and more! They can even be used as a jumping-off point for a 5-day series of mini-lessons leading up
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
35 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (19.12 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and encourage your students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam inspirational bible verse posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Printables, Posters
$4.50
34 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (22.30 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.75
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.96 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your chic and glam classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (38.88 MB)
By Melody Payne
Organize ANY space and make it beautiful with a few sets of Sterilite drawers and these beautiful and EDITABLE watercolor drawer labels! The download includes:A printable PDF with 24 pre-made labels**A PowerPoint with eight pages of editable
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
30 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (38.20 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam growth mindset posters! Imagine using these posters to contribute to your chic and glam classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (28.96 MB)
By Melody Payne
Bible Story Flip Books are perfect to use with your Pre-K, K, and First Graders during VBS, Sunday School, Bible time at school, Bible time at home, and more! They can even be used as a jumping-off point for a 5-day series of mini-lessons during any
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 growth mindset coloring banners. Use these banners on the first day of school to reinforce growth mindset, and have your own students contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (20.11 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 inspirational posters. Imagine how beautiful they will look in your space! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio. Frame several of them to create a
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 74 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible ABC pictures and handwriting practice! These coloring sheets are perfect for preschool, Sunday School, VBS, children's church, and much more. These
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.61 MB)
By Melody Payne
Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a glamorous and chic way with this set of vibrant and beautiful chic & glam classroom rules! 34 classroom rules plus 4 heading pages are presented in chic & glam, with variations of pink,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (26.31 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 10 colorful 8.5x11 posters. Hang them in your classroom or studio to create a beautiful display. 9 of the posters can be used in any classroom, and one is music-related (specifically,
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.84 MB)
By Melody Payne
Welcome your students to your classroom in style with this fun back to school banner! Colorful chevron cork backgrounds with fun chalkboard labels are featured, and you'll have all the letters you need to spell "Welcome!" or "Welcome Back!" in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.75
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.71 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 growth mindset coloring pages. Use this coloring book on the first day of school to reinforce growth mindset, and have your own students contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.75 MB)
By Melody Payne
Choose from TEN realistic and beautiful watercolor binder covers and spines that are editable! This set also includes 3 different sizes of editable matching binder spines! 1.5 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. Click the THUMBNAILS button for a quick peek at
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (82.75 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

There is music in every child, and it is my absolute pleasure to help each child I teach fall in love with music! I have a PhD in music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy, and it is such a joy to create educational resources for music teachers and students! I've been teaching private piano lessons since 1990, blogging since March 2012, and creating digital resources since May 2013. Besides teaching piano lessons and creating resources for music teachers and students, I accompany choirs at our local high school and middle school, and play piano and keyboard at my church. In short, I love being a musician!

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a teacher, I consider my style to be encouraging, patient, and kind, I meet students where they are and provide them with relevant tools and information to help them reach their potential. I ask lots of questions and expect only the best from my students. They are awesome!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mississippi College awarded me with the Distinguished Young Faculty award in 2009 for excellence in teaching, and for opening, directing, and growing their new music preparatory department. In 2007, I became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano through the Music Teachers National Association, and in 2017 I became permanently professionally certified. My work has been featured on a few different sites, and it has been an honor to collaborate with many amazing musicians over the past several years. “The Top Influential Piano Blogs You Should Be Reading” at Digital Piano Review Guide “7 Piano Experts Share Their Business Growing Tips” at Tim Topham “TTTV 052: Teaching Skype Lessons with Melody Payne” Podcast Interview at Tim Topham “Problem solved! Seeking solutions online. Part 1: Blogs” by Karen Thickstun, Cara Haxo, Abigail Huston, and Joanna Reinhardt in Clavier Companion Magazine, July/August 2015. My original Plucky Pianista blog was listed as number 3 of 20 music teaching blogs that resonated with college piano pedagogy majors, according to their evaluation rubric. “Choosing a Life in Music” at Musical-U.com (scroll down to the last section of the post)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My degrees include a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Doctor of Philosophy in Music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a classically trained pianist and I enjoy teaching custom piano lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities. I have taught at Louisiana State University (while in graduate school), Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, and Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. I enjoy blogging at my website at MelodyPayne.com and operating my online business on TpT. My incredible and supportive husband Greg and I live in a small town nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

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