TME Tuesday: Repeat Post - How I Write TMEs

I believe that I have shared this before, but this seems like a good time to share it again. This is the format that I use when I am writing my therapeutic music experiences (TMEs). Parts of this came from my undergraduate education, parts developed during my internship, and the rest are the things that I've found to be helpful while sharing my TMEs with other therapists - interns, students, and professionals. This process and format has developed over the years and continues to change and morph into other ways to think about writing your TMEs to share them with others.

 Therapeutic Music Experience Title Name of Therapist

Bullet Journal Update - Things Are Working

So, I tried this fancy thing using my document camera and taking me through my bullet journal-type planning strategy process, but I lost the video somewhere in my computer, so that won't be happening this morning. 

Now, I am not a traditional bullet journaler - I just can't spend lots of time drawing things into my journal, and I don't have the disposable income to buy all the stamps and stickers and fancy pens to be a true bujo'er, but I'm okay with that. My system works for me. I have a page in my journal/planner for idea development. I have calendar pages and weekly pages. There are lots of other pages in my planner that I don't really use because it is a teacher planner, not a therapist's planner. I'm thinking about what I would like to have in a therapist's planner and then design that for me (and for other music therapists out there).

As I am dreaming about this, I envision a place where I have the Music Education standards that I am focusing on…

Just a Song Sunday: New Things to Talk About

I think it is time to switch these Sunday posts again. I do this every once in a while because I get to a point where I just don't generate ideas about what to write about. I'm afraid that I've come to that point for these Sunday posts now, so it's time to change things up a bit.

Now, it is time to figure out what I want to write about during these Sunday mornings.

Hmmm. I really like alliteration, so whatever I choose should have some /S/ sounds as part of the title. Sound, Song, Singing, Session, Strategy, Simple, Sliding, Study, Supposition, Scholarship, Sibilance... 


Nothing comes to mind.

Something will grab me, I am sure. Student Sundays? Nah. That's a bit strange.

Slip Sliding Away. Sound of Silence. Sing. Nope, nothing. 

Maybe I'll go back to Synthesis Sunday. A while ago, I spent time reading my music therapy textbooks and then would attempt to pull the information together into my music therapy life on Sundays. I do have quite a few textbooks that I…