Thinking of Your Dancers As Learners and Not Only As Movers
In my research for my doctoral dissertation, I’ve been looking into the teaching for understanding framework, with the intention of studying this instructional model as it relates to dance education. Earlier today I was re-reading part of a book from my graduate studies: Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids by…dance classes, dance classroom, dance classroom management, dance education, dance studio, dance teacher, dissertation, doctoral student, educational framework, information, instruction, Instructional Coach, instructional design, knowing, knowledge transfer, learning, learning environment, Saumirah McWoodson, teaching, teaching dance for understanding, teaching for understanding in the dance classroom
What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Dance With Me Class?
Dance Daze® Dance With Me is one of the new classes that we are offering at Dance Daze, Inc. studio-based classes! This class is designed for our youngest dancers (ages 18 months to 3 years) who are seeking a fun, high-energy, music-filled introduction to dance and movement. The idea for Dance Daze® Dance With Me…
Dance Classroom Management: Double Plan
Happy Monday, Dance Friends! Today’s dance classroom management tip, which comes from the book Teach Like A Champion 2.0 (paid link) is called Double Plan. To Double Plan is to plan both what you–the teacher–and the students will be doing at each point in class when you are writing out your lessons. The text goes…Behavior Management, behavior management for the dance classroom, behavior management techniques, behavior modification, dance classes, dance education, dance instructor, dance lesson plans, dance studio, dance teacher, dance teacher coach, doug lemov, Instructional Coach, lesson planning, lesson plans, new dance teacher, Saumirah McWoodson, teach like a champion, teach like a champion 2.0, The Happy Dance, the happy dance blog, the happy dance by saumirah mcwoodson
The Perfect Playlist
It is my personal belief that the music of a dance class can completely make or break the class. Anyone who has ever taught classes for me knows that I place a huge emphasis on choosing the best music for the class they’re teaching. I believe that the music chosen for a dance class should…dance class planning, dance classes, dance daze, Dance Daze in Schools, dance daze inc, Dance Ed Startup, dance education, dance school, dance studio, dance teacher problems, dance teacher training, dance videos, DanceEdStartup.com, lesson planning, music, music playlist, Saumirah McWoodson, the happy dance blog, the happy dance by saumirah mcwoodson, The Happy Dance Podcast, the perfect playlist
I’m teaching my first class tomorrow.
They say that the secret to happiness and abundance in life is to have more beginnings than endings. I’m not sure if that’s possible, but I surely love starting new things. So tomorrow, I’m launching #DanceDazeSacramento — new weekday children’s classes in Sacramento, California, for my studio-based dance organization, Dance Daze, Inc. If you’ve known…#DanceDazeDavis, #DanceDazeInc, #DanceDazeSacramento, dance, dance classes, Dance Daze in Schools, dance daze inc, Dance Ed Startup, dance education, dance education internships, dance for all, dance for every child, dance for kids, dance internships, dance studio, DanceEdStartup.com, Saumirah McWoodson, teaching, teaching children, teaching children dance, teaching internships, teaching your first dance class, The Happy Dance, the happy dance blog, the happy dance by saumirah mcwoodson