Even though I’ve been teaching music for years, I’m always looking for better and more efficient techniques and ideas to keep me and my students motivated and engaged.
I’ve noticed a huge change in student attention spans and self-discipline over the years. Lest you get excited, the trend is downward for both.
I follow and am a member of many Music Teacher blogs, pages, and professional organizations. I keep reading the comment “Try Whole Brain teaching” on music teacher Facebook group comments. I looked it up and I plan to try some of the ideas with my new students.
You can find information here: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/
I like the simple Five Classroom Rules. I plan to incorporate this into my 5th and 6th general music classes.
If you’ve tried these “Whole Brain” tips and strategies, please share your successes (and failures).