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!
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.
This episode features Ruth Friend teaching you tips on Beat and Rhythm and most particularly focused on maintaining a steady beat by feeling the duration of the whole beat.
A great way to get your students thinking musically when performing rhythm! You can also find our flashcard teaching resources as a useful tool in the classroom. See details here
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Welcome to our first episode of Teaching Tips and Tea which will focus on remote learning brought to you by Ruth Friend. With over 30 years of teaching experience in various music education settings, she aims to help you maximise your teaching potential!
Recently launched, these Teaching Tips and Tea episodes are designed to equip teachers with tips on teaching music in the classroom and/or ensembles. Our episodes are short and to the point with one professional learning idea to take directly into the classroom (or remote learning) the next day. We're keen to hear from you should you have any suggestions for topics to be covered.
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