Music Ed Mentor Podcast #85: Keep on Going

MEM Keep on going podcast

If you’ve been feeling a little emotionally challenged lately—and I can’t say I blame you, it’s a challenging time—you need this podcast episode. Trust me, here. In this episode I spoke with one of the most inspirational speakers, teachers, performers, and mentors we’ve ever had on the podcast—Mickey Smith, Jr., the 2020 GRAMMYⓇ Educator of the Year.

So how do we make students show up, do the work, and follow through? What’s the difference between being special and being significant? How can we get back to loving our work, when our work feels so different from what we wanted to get into? How can we be more resilient?

This conversation will leave you feeling inspired and encouraged.

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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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