In the era of standardized assessment, there is a lot of talk about “teaching to the test”. While this generally refers to classroom teachers catering content and delivery to what may appear on those standardized tests, there is a fair amount of that happening in the dance classroom, too. What should be an exhilarating adventure […]
When it comes to talking about dance, there are plenty of possibilities. Sometimes using “real-life” synonyms to the “dancer speak” that we are accustomed to allows kids to see how big ideas relate from discipline to discipline. Dance in the public schools provides an outlet for kids to express themselves but also a way to […]
Nowadays, social media is a way of life and a way of interacting in a community. Online communities provide a sense of identity, belonging, and opportunities that don’t exist in traditional communities the way they once did. Personally speaking, I find it easier to find like-minded colleagues online than in my own neighborhood. Here, I […]
Enter to win one of three Ballet Bundles from Dance Teacher Press. Each bundle includes The Ballet Combination Book, Ballet Step by Step, and the new Word of the Week flipchart system. Giveaway ends Feb 18, 2012.
Looking for special and unique gift for your young dancer at recital time? These two story collections are as educational as they are beautiful. And you’ll want to take a look at the wonderful array of children’s literature Barefoot Books has to offer. Encompassing art, environmentally conscious lifestyle, global cultures, and learning tools, all are works of art.
The way you teach can be analyzed into different teaching styles. Each style has its own teacher objective and student objective. Learn about your preferred style, what works for your students, and discover how to mix and experiment with different styles to teach most effectively.