Making Music Cooperatively Using Cooperative Learning in Your Active Music-Making Classroom By Carol Huffman Spiral-bound book 138 pages When cooperative learning is set in place, the students become teachers of other students, and the teacher becomes the facilitator. Ideas come from the
Making Music Cooperatively Using Cooperative Learning in Your Active Music-Making Classroom By Carol Huffman Spiral-bound book 138 pages When cooperative learning is set in place, the students become teachers of other students, and the teacher becomes the facilitator. Ideas come from the students and develop into learning and activity.; Students become more independent and responsible for their own learning and and are more capabe of applying what they have learned to solve prolblems within the framework of the subject. With this book, learn how to incorporate both cooperative learning and active music making together in your classroom. Find help in getting better organized when using cooperative learning. Create an environment where students can develop skills needed for an innovative 21st century. Orff, Dalcroze, Gordon, and Kodaly approaches are all conducive to using these strategies. Contents:Introduction Chapter One: Preparing for Success Chapter Two: Taking Time to Settle In Chapter Three: Getting Started Chapter Four: Setting the Stage Chapter Five: Team-Building Activities Chapter Six: Teaching through Modeling Chapter Seven: Taking Off Chapter Eight: Types of Cooperative Learning Structures Chapter Nine: Student Assessment Chapter Ten: Cooperative Learning Research Chapter Eleven: Lesson Suggestions Coda: A Great Act to Follow Index
Wonderful resource for all music teachers
"Making Music Cooperatively - Using Cooperative Learning in Your Active Music-Making Classroom" has changed the way I teach and the way my students learn. Carol has done an excellent job explaining the principles of cooperative learning and guiding the music teacher in how to be successful implementing it in the music classroom.
I have used cooperative learning principles in my classroom for years now, but after reading Carol's book, this was the first year I intentionally "set the stage" by creating lessons specifically designed to help the children learn how to work in small groups effectively. Carol's advice on creating a kindness zone, teaching a variety of conflict resolution skills, and helping students develop listening skills when working together has made a tremendous difference in my classroom this year. Her examples of cooperative learning structures as applied to the music room were also extremely helpful.
While setting up a Cooperative Learning classroom takes a commitment of time and energy when creating units and lesson plans, the rewards are well worth the effort. "Making Music Cooperatively" is a wonderful resource to help any teacher, whether a beginner or veteran, create a rich learning environment in which students and teachers can grow together.