1) Have a structure of the class where the students can be successful
2) Keep them engaged while sitting on their star
3) Listen to their ideas- (they always have the best ideas)
Today in my dance room I will TRY these 3 things...
1) A new activity I have never tried before-
Sometimes I feel I get in a rut and I fall into "use what works" mode. I think a lot of the time I do this because what works is what works... (right?) BUT I also think trying something new and adding to the curriculum is also very fulfilling and part of growing as a teacher.
2) Be Present-
This is the hardest for me. I feel like there are so many things to thinks about when you get the kids in the room. Keeping them safe, Parents in the window (anyone?), talking. Today I will try to not think about anything else but teaching the kids in front of me. I hope this will help behavior and the fun!
They have so much more fun when you make a joke or think something is funny. I feel that this is important for my students to be able to relate to me.
So these are my goals today... I will report back later. What will you try today in your dance rooms?
In the meantime movecreateeducate...