Friday Finds: Resources and Millet

This Friday morning, just after this post goes up, I will be giving a presentation to one of our Indiana MTA Local Associations in Terre Haute. I’ll be giving this same session the first week of November at the Ohio MTA State Conference.

In the session, Taming the Jungle: Strategies for Pursuing Professional Development in the Information Age, I share 137 resources for professional development. More importantly, I walk through strategies for managing ourselves and the content that’s being thrown at us on a day-to-day basis.

I thought I might share some of those resources and tips with you all today.

 

1

I’ve been experimenting with an add-on for Gmail called Inbox PauseI don’t think it’s something I’ll use on a regular basis but there will definitely be instances where it would be nice to have no incoming email for a short period of time.

 

2

The next big thing in our online world – membership sites. There are two that I know of in P.T. world: The Curious Piano Teachers Community which I believe is seasonal, and Tim Topham’s Inner Circle.

 

3

Recently I came across two new blogs – both of which I heard about in Tim Topham’s Inner Circle. I’ve been enjoying following Eliza Says and Colourful Keys.

 

4

Three of my top YouTube channels include:

Anne Crosby Gaudet for her awesome theory videos I use during my student lab time.
Irin Gorin for her excellent examples on teaching healthy technique to beginners.
UIPianoPed for their plethora of quality videos of the beginning and intermediate repertoire.

 

5

My life is made easier with two of the best tools out there for managing content: Evernote and Feedly RSS Reader

and in other news….

6

My top recipe find for the week was recommended to me by a reader when I posted this on the Piano Pantry Facebook page:

Thanks to Natalie for her suggestions she tagged me in on Twitter. We LOVE the Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars from Smitten Kitchen you recommended. The millet gives them an awesome crunch!

 

7

Tonight is the final Presidential debate here in the U.S. and while I vow to not post political things on this blog, I found this video hilarious and perfect for the moment.

 


About Friday Finds

Each Friday on this blog, I share some of my favorite finds from the past week. You’ll find anything from directly piano-related resources, articles, podcasts, and music, to recipes, world-happenings, fun finds and more.

I look forward to helping you as busy teachers see what’s worth checking out and promise to try and keep it under 10 items each week!

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