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skin and bones

Skin and Bones Part 2

By Drue Bullington / October 18, 2018
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There was an Old Lady All Skin And Bones: Part 2 Did you miss Skin and Bones Part 1? Click here! In part two of his post using the folk song “Skin and Bones”, Drue Bullington shares how to use this favorite folk song with upper elementary students to continue the fun through 6th grade!  …

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skin and bones

Skin and Bones Part 1

By Drue Bullington / October 11, 2018
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There was an Old Lady All Skin And Bones: Part 1 One really enjoyable aspect of Orff-Inspired teaching is being able to use “recycled songs.” These are songs that one can “spiral” from year to year adding new levels of engagement and skill. In this two-part post, Drue Bullington demonstrates how one simple folk song…

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Colors Springing, Voices Ringing

By Drue Bullington / April 26, 2018
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Colors Springing, Voices Ringing Orff Schulwerk and New Beginnings This lesson will use a process in which important nouns, verbs, and descriptive language are chosen and used as a springboard for individual and group creativity. A canon will serve as a unifying piece of music and a music literacy component will take shape as this piece…

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instrument storage

Making It Work: Instrument Storage and Organization 2

By Drue Bullington / May 24, 2017
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The Active Music and Movement Classroom: So Much Fun “in Store!” Drue M. Bullington Part 2 of a glimpse into one teacher’s answer to the challenges of having students manage the use and storage of a variety of instruments in an active elemental music and movement classroom. (Read Part 1 here) Un-tuned Percussion Storage: All…

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Making It Work: Instrument Storage and Organization

By Drue Bullington / May 17, 2017
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The Active Music and Movement Classroom: So Much Fun “in Store!” Drue M. Bullington A glimpse into one teacher’s answer to the challenges of having students manage the use and storage of a variety of instruments in an active elemental music and movement classroom. One of the best things about being a classroom music teacher…

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SLOs for Orff Inspired Teaching

SLOs for Orff Inspired Teaching

By Drue Bullington / September 21, 2016
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SLOs for Orff Inspired Teaching Student Learning Objectives: A Manageable “How To” Guide from the Trenches   The process of crafting an SLO when kept logical and reasonable, can really be a positive force in your instruction and beneficial for your students. Don’t let the structure, all of the “official-ness” of the forms, and evaluation…

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