You want Me to Teach What?
Transitioning to the Elementary Music Classroom
By Mari Schay and Michael Tolon
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!
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
6. Learning Styles: Yours and Theirs
7. Philosophies of Elementary Music Education
8. Designing Your Curriculum
10. Playing Instruments
11. Listening and Responding
12. Reading and Notating
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
A Lame, Tame Crane
A Ram Sam Sam
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Appendix A: Routines
Appendix B: What to Buy
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