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You Want Me to Teach What?

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You want Me to Teach What?
Transitioning to the Elementary Music Classroom
By Mari Schay and Michael Tolon
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107 pages

You're a secondary instrumental or choral specialist, newly assigned to the general music classroom. What now?

First, take a breath, calm down, and then read this book. Two experienced teachers who conquered this challenge offer practical advice with great care and wit. Chapters of the book address attitude, school environment, classroom management, curriculum and assessment, and student performance. In addition, concrete lesson plans are provided for each grade level. Soon you will figure out the job and find the joy!

Contents
Introduction
Getting Started 
   1. Attitudes: Yours, Theirs, and Ours
   2. Getting to Know the Kids 
   3. Getting to Know the School
   4. Getting to Know the Room and What Is in It
   5. Classroom Management
Curriculum 
   6. Learning Styles: Yours and Theirs
   7. Philosophies of Elementary Music Education
   8. Designing Your Curriculum
   9. Singing
   10. Playing Instruments
   11. Listening and Responding
   12. Reading and Notating
   13. Assessment
   14. Performances
Lesson Plans 
   Overview
   Peas Porridge Hot
   Hot Cross Buns
   The Ants Go Marching
   Merrily We Roll Along
   I've Been Working on the Railroad
   And the Green Grass Grows All Around
   Yankee Doodle
   Banuwa
   A Lame, Tame Crane
   A Ram Sam Sam
   Follow the Drinking Gourd 
    Frère Jacques
Conclusion
Appendix A: Routines
Appendix B: What to Buy

 

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