Follow these tips and you will never dread period 5 again
It is five minutes to the end of lunchtime and that sick feeling is intensifying. It is Wednesday and the weekly dose of period 5 hell is almost upon me. Sound familiar? Engaging the disengaged in music lessons is probably the hardest part of the job.
Or it used to be. I no longer dread those "awful" classes; I relish the challenge. Through developing your classroom toolkit, those dreaded periods can become a joy.
Too often, classroom disruption and disengagement is linked to learners being too passive. How much do you talk? How hard do they work? Are learners challenged? Co-operative learning is a wonderful tool in the music classroom where learners have to take responsibility for their learning and that of others - and the results are striking. (Find out more at http:bit.lyrwz746.)
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