2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM
Movement is an integral part of being musical; worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction devoted to the literacy component of our curriculum. This lively session will share strategies and techniques to enhance the movement component while involving students in our rich folk music heritage of songs, dances, and singing games. This course is applicable to elementary music teachers, preschool and elementary teachers, physical education teachers, day care providers, movement specialists and others who work with young students
BRIDGES TO THE COMMUNITY: PLANTING SEEDS FOR A LIFETIME OF MUSICAL GROWTH
Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. The school year provides many opportunities for music educators to make experiences available to students outside of the music classroom. By doing so, we also make them available to our faculty, school, and community. When the community is invited to participate in our music programs, they become invested in the child’s development and the growth of the music program, as well. This session will share a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and your community while providing opportunities that may inspire a lifelong love of music.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TEACHING
Music educators spend a great deal of time developing, designing and delivering wonderful lessons. Classroom management should also be the product of this type of thoughtful, intelligent, and sequential design. No matter how excellent the lesson, no matter how superb the musical examples, no matter how many content standards we can connect to, if students are not attentive, they are not learning.
Teaching students to be active learners is the product of good design. The effective teacher establishes the management style of the class and guides the students toward becoming active learners. Proactive management guarantees that the teacher has a plan and is not merely reacting to every problem that arises. Music educators are in a unique position to help students develop and strengthen these most important skills. In a well-managed classroom, the focus can be on the content and musical growth and development of each student. More can be accomplished in a classroom where students are actively involved in their own education and the focus is on learning. The teacher will succeed in helping students grow musically and give them the opportunity to develop these important skills. The ability to focus and be a successful learner is the foundation for a lifetime of learning
Contact Information: Ruth Debrot at email@example.com.