Music in the Middle with Mr D

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By Music in the Middle with Mr D
SCHOOL DISTRICTS! If you are interested in purchasing more than license, you are eligible for excellent discounts. The first S-Cubed license is regular price, but all subsequent licenses are sold at a significant discount. Click this linkor reach
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$500.00
$269.00
200
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By Music in the Middle with Mr D
SCHOOL DISTRICTS! If you are interested in purchasing more than license, you are eligible for excellent discounts. The first S-Cubed license is regular price, but all subsequent licenses are sold at a significant discount. Click this linkor reach
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$799.00
$369.00
49
Digital Download ZIP (184.92 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
SCHOOL DISTRICTS! If you are interested in purchasing more than license, you are eligible for excellent discounts. The first S-Cubed license is regular price, but all subsequent licenses are sold at a significant discount. Click this linkor reach
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$40.00
$30.00
83
Digital Download PPTX (1.19 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Calling all Upper Elementary Teachers and General Music Teachers! This is the perfect S-Cubed Sight Singing Bundle for teachers who don't see their children every day, but who want their students to learn the strong foundations and fun learning
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$190.00
$99.00
32
Digital Download ZIP (8.42 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
If we had a dollar for every time we asked our upper elementary and middle school choir students to watch us while they sing, we'd all be rich! The goal in this offering is to give you four quick, memorable, fun activities to help your young
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$30.00
$20.00
37
Digital Download PPTX (1.97 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
S-Cubed Level 2 Complete BundleThis product is only for people who’ve completed Level ONE.Please start Level ONE before buying this product or any other Level 2 product. Do not purchase this product if you believe you can skip level ONE because you
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$318.99
$159.00
21
Digital Download ZIP (68.99 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
3/4 Cup Learning + 1/4 Cup Fun = 1 Cup Success!This is a great bundle for people who are new to Mr D's teaching materials and who haven't purchased other lesson plans from his TPT store. What will you get in this Starter Pack?*Five power point
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$119.00
$75.00
22
Digital Download ZIP (9.13 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Who should purchase this product?*Teachers who've just graduated college and are ready to start their journey in the middle school classroom*Teachers who are returning to the middle school chorus classroom after an absence*Middle School Chorus
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$7.50
10
Digital Download PPTX (0.52 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Product Description:This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game!Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden PatternIn Lesson 2 of S-Cubed, you will take two important steps on the journey to Successful Sight
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games, Video Files
$40.00
$30.00
36
Digital Download PPTX (2.74 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
This product is intended only for people who have purchased S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners If you haven't purchased it, you can use this product to get insight into the broad scope of Level One of S-Cubed Sight Singing
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts
$80.00
$60.00
30
Digital Download ZIP (16.27 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
In this presentation, you will receive a power point that includes a link to a video on me speaking for about 1 hour about classroom management techniques. I presented the material at the Iowa Choral Director's Association.In the video, I address
Subjects:
Vocal Music, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$30.00
$25.00
6
Digital Download PPTX (3.03 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Product Description:This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game.Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden PatternIn Lesson 3 of S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Teachers, we focus on the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$40.00
$30.00
15
Digital Download PPTX (0.33 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Product Description:This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game!Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden PatternThis is a critical three day, 15 minute lesson in the S-Cubed process because these are the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$40.00
$30.00
10
Digital Download PPTX (2.48 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
This is the Distance Learning Version of Lesson 1 of the S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Beginners. Read this blog post so you understand what we are working towards doing and what our goals are with this project. Read this product description
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff
$15.00
2
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
This is the First Bundle of the Distance Learning Versions of Lessons 1-5 of S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Beginners. Before proceeding with the purchase of this lesson, please read this product description if you wish to purchase the original
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$49.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (1.39 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Product Description:This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game!Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden PatternIn Lesson 5, we are continuing to methodically build our student's ability to read stepwise
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$40.00
$30.00
8
Digital Download PPTX (2.40 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
S-Cubed Lessons 6-10 BUNDLED!Click here to go to see a YouTube video explanation and read information about how and why S-Cubed were created.For the best value, click here and consider purchasing the full S-Cubed Program in one 27-lesson bundled
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Minilessons
$150.00
$130.00
13
Digital Download ZIP (27.39 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
Product Description:S-Cubed: How to Teach Sight Singing to Your Middle School Beginners!Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden PatternIn this Power Point Presentation, you will learn about another important layer in the S-Cubed process that will
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$40.00
$30.00
5
Digital Download PPTX (1.77 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
In this product, you will get a power point. It contains to links to two videos of a presentation that Mr D did at the Iowa Choral Director's Association Summer Event. He shares information about what has worked for him as he has built his
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
2
Digital Download PPTX (1.52 MB)
By Music in the Middle with Mr D
This is part of the Distance Learning Version of S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Beginners. This program is cumulative. You should purchase Bundle #1-Lessons 1-5 of the Distance Learning Versions of S-Cubed Sight Singing Program. Bundles are
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$49.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.35 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school choral music for over 25 years. I have taught in North Carolina, New Jersey, and I am currently teaching in the state of Georgia. I have developed a Sight Singing method called S-Cubed that works very well for choral students from 4th grade to 8th grade. I have used the method with my own students for many years. I have taught workshops on S-Cubed for several years now. I am thrilled when I get messages from teachers all over the world who are having great success using the techniques I have shared in S-Cubed! Teaching Middle School is not for the faint of heart! In the early days, I felt like a miserable failure. Now, I want to share some of the lessons I learned along the way to help other middle school teachers and music teachers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

*I want the children to laugh every single day. *I reward children when they do the right thing. The students in my room often have to dodge flying Starburst candy. *I hold children accountable when they don't do the right thing, and I always strive to do it while maintaining 100% of the their dignity. *I also hold the parents accountable! It isn't always easy to navigate, but it's worth the effort. *Respect is a continuous circle. *My least favorite quote as a child was "Wait until you get into the real world.....". Well....ever since that day, I've done my best to avoid it. It sounds like a horrible place to live. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2018 Grammy Music Educator Top 25 Semi-Finalist 2013 National Life Changer of the Year (National Life Group) http://www.11alive.com/news/article/280432/3/DeKalb-teacher-gets-a-surprise-honor 2011 Presenter at Georgia Music Educator's Association State Convention presenting "S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing" 2009 Class Act Teacher awarded by 11 Alive Atlanta News Station 2009 Exceptional Teacher of the Year 2006 Teacher of the Year 1991 Young Educator's Award Choral Groups under my direction have consistently received Superior Ratings at State Festivals in both performance and in Sight Singing for over 25 years in three states.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Music University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bachelor of Music University of North Carolina at Greensboro

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

*I am a former US National Aerobic Gymnastics Champion. I love fitness and teach group fitness classes on the side. *Certified by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) as an International Judge for Aerobic Gymnastics. I have judged the sport all over the world. The countries include France, Austria, Czech Republic, Canada, Japan, and Korea. *I lived in Switzerland for one year 2009-2010. While there, I traveled to 10 European countries. Amazing Experience! *I absolutely love animals. It's definitely my Mom's fault. :) I have a cat named Odie (acts like a dog), a Morkie named Beaux, and for almost 30 years, I had a cockatiel named "Bertie" (original, I know). She has been with me since I started teaching in 1989 (she literally few up on my porch), and she passed away in 2017. She'll always be a part of our family!

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