Posts Tagged: professional development

Making It Work: Positive Procedures (updated)

Positive Procedures As you anticipate returning to the classroom this fall, do you find yourself  wondering how to better manage student behavior? Are you asking yourself  how to get your students to stay engaged with your lessons and stop all of that  talking and goofing around? Harry Wong states in his book, ​The First Days… Read more »

Making It Work: Summer Reading List, Third Edition

Summer Reading List: Professional Development, Third Edition Summer is finally here! After I take a little time to relax and recharge, the planning and organizing for next year will begin. As usual, I have chosen three professional books to read over the summer to enrich, inspire and improve my teaching for next year. Here is… Read more »

Making It Work: Orff Level II

Making It Work: Orff Level II  Title Photo Credit: Jennifer Mishra, University of Missouri St. Louis You’ve taken level I and you might be wondering “should I take level II?”  Maybe you teach a population of mostly younger students.  Maybe you are still working to process your level I materials and experiences.  Maybe it has been years since you took level… Read more »

Roger Sams: Playing With Possibility

Playing with Possibility: The Power of Choice in the Music Classroom At any given moment in the Orff Schulwerk classroom there are multiple directions that good teaching process can take you. With any piece of literature there are any number of concepts and skills that you can teach or practice. With any concept or skill… Read more »

Making It Work: Summer Reading, Second Edition

Summer Reading List: Professional Development, Second Edition Summer is finally here! After I take a little time to relax and recharge, the planning and organizing for next year will begin. As usual, I have chosen three professional books to read over the summer to enrich, inspire and improve my teaching for next year. Here is… Read more »

Making It Work: Orff Level I

Making It Work: Orff Level I Title Photo Credit: Jennifer Mishra, University of Missouri – St Louis Girls and boys come out to play, The sun is shining bright as day. The birds are back, the air is warm, Oh, come let us sing a happy song.   –Adapted from a traditional rhyme by E. Larson… Read more »

Making It Work: Positive Procedures

Positive Procedures As you anticipate returning to the classroom this fall, do you find yourself wondering how to better manage student behavior? Are you asking yourself how to get your students to stay engaged with your lessons and stop all of that talking and goofing around? Harry Wong states in his book, The First Days… Read more »

Making It Work: Summer Reading

Summer Reading List: Professional Development Our classroom is packed up, and the children have all begun their summer adventures. Now I will take a few days to relax before I begin summer teaching, professional development classes, and tackle my planning for next year.  I make a point to read at least three books for professional… Read more »