Planning Instruction Part 2

In the first part of this series, I discussed classroom management strategies. Classroom management includes everything under the teacher's control that affects the learning environment, and ranges from arrangement of furniture, to routines and procedures, to student behavior plans. All of these things must be part of the planning process. Effective teachers think through the … Continue reading Planning Instruction Part 2

How Fun Does Music Class Have to Be?

If there is one thing that will make or break a lesson, it is how the teacher gets the class started. Any delay in engaging and capturing students focus will result in a slow start from which it is difficult to recover.  Ways to do this have been given different names for different generations. Madeline … Continue reading How Fun Does Music Class Have to Be?