Music Ed Mentor Podcast #78: The Secret to Happiness if You’re Struggling with Online Learning

secret of happiness

The secret to happiness can be hard to uncover amidst the uncertainty of this back to school season. So for this episode, I sat down for a candid, casual conversation with my good friend Michelle Rose to talk about just that. We’ll not only be discussing our philosophies of online teaching, and the paradigm shift that teachers are feeling today, but we also want to discuss things teachers can do to feel joyful, calm, and happy this fall—no matter the situation you’re faced with.

You can also follow Michelle’s blog at, where she shares wonderful insights about being teaching music online, which she is about to enter her 4th year of doing!

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Elisa Janson Jones

An experienced K8 music educator, Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, manage, and grow thriving school music programs and have long and happy careers. She holds a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design.

Elisa uses her vast and diverse skill set to help nonprofits, businesses, and music educators around the world. She serves as conductor of her local community band, a columnist for SBO Magazine, and maintains a private lesson studio. Elisa is an internationally-recognized speaker, and has presented at national, state, and local conferences as well. She is the host and producer of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, founder of the Society for Online Music Education, and author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive and The Music Booster Manual.

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