The Cart Closet Video Library

Episode #1: Series Intro & Name Necklaces

Part 1 of 3: I share the importance of an aural/visual method of name learning, demonstrate how to efficiently and inexpensively create name necklaces, and describe how the Statue of Liberty inspired a classroom management technique.

Episode #2: Lower Elementary Name Game

Part 2 of 3: You'll see a demonstration of the name game entitled, "Let's Play a Game" and discover how to keep students actively engaged through this steady beat name game activity.

Episode #3: Upper Elementary Name Game

Part 3 of 3: In this final video of the "Name" series, you'll learn a multimeter version of the name chant, "Rickety, Rackety" which also utilizes a body percussion ostinato that can differentiated to the developmental level of your upper elementary students.

Episode #4: My Favorite E-mail Productivity Tool

Watch a demo of my favorite e-mail scheduling tool - the Boomerang App ( Not to be confused with the Instagram video phone app of the same name, this browser plug-in is a great tool for managing your inbox and regulating e-mails to administrators and/or parents of students.

Episode #5: Music Substitute Lesson Plans Part 1: Books

Part 1 of 2: I share several music and non-music themed books that I've used for substitute lesson plans. Ideas for what to look for in selecting a book, formulating guided discussion questions, and vocal recording ideas for use in a music substitute lesson plan are also discussed.

Episode #6: Music Substitute Lesson Plans Part 2: Worksheets, Videos, & DVDs

Part 2 of 2: I share a top organizing tip that saves tons of time in gathering lesson materials, plus some of my favorite fun and musically engaging videos and DVDs for elementary music substitute lessons.

Feel free to comment or ask questions below regarding any of the videos!

*Your e-mail will not be published*

Take me to the Bookshelf!