This week's Teaching Tips and Tea episode showcases two of Ruth's favourite movement resources for teaching early childhood, lower primary and elementary students. This may be a useful tip that you could use in your music classroom! Check out the new video here
See the latest video of teaching tips and tea, episode 11.
The video explains how to use musical cues to aid transitions in the music classroom. Hope you find this a useful tip for your classroom. Happy teaching!
Embedding Carol Dwek's 'Growth Mindset' into the culture of your classroom or ensemble creates fertile ground for the powerful impact of Dylan Wiliam's 'Formative Assessment' strategies. Learn how the 'Which One?' activity and 'Let's Check' strategies invite students to show their learning, share their thinking and set up learning opportunities to assist students with their understanding.
Exploring Pitch in the early years is loads of fun with these really accessible ideas shared by Ruth. Learn how to make the most of these Take Note resources.
Once students have an understanding of the beat and have been experiencing it in creative movement and choreographed movement, the use of locked hips in a tick tock motion is a great way of developing the ability to feel the beat while performing the rhythm….from as early as Prep!
Establishing beautifulness in students is at the heart of the understanding of rhythm.
The kinaesthetic experience of beat must come first and can be done initially by tapping body parts and then moving to a tick tock pendulum movement as demonstrated by Ruth in this short video.
Embedding Carol Dwek's 'Growth Mindset' into the culture of your classroom or ensemble creates fertile ground for the powerful impact of Dylan Wiliam's 'Formative Assessment' strategies. Learn how the 'Which One?' activity and 'Let's Check' strategies invite students to show their learning and share their thinking.
The latest episode of Teaching Tips and Tea is about preparing your students for rhythmic dictation tasks aurally and visually. Grab a cup of tea and watch the latest episode!
Join Ruth for some super effective formative assessment strategies for the classroom and rehearsal room. Formative Assessment informs the teacher as to where students are in their learning and in this way drives the pace of curriculum implementation.
This simple, but effective vocal warm up offers the opportunity for students in all year levels to have the opportunity, in every class, to gently warm up their voice or, for those who haven't yet, to discover their singing voice.