Dance Classroom Management: Warm/Strict

Today’s Behavior Management Monday Technique from the book Teach Like A Champion 2.0 (paid link) is one of my favorites. It is an extremely simple technique that I use regularly in my work as an educator, both in the traditional classroom and in the dance classroom. This technique is under the larger category of building characterContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Warm/Strict”

Dance Classroom Management: Change the Pace

Hello Dear Dance Educators! Today’s dance classroom behavior management technique is called Change the Pace, and it is Technique #27 in Doug Lemov’s book Teach Like A Champion 2.0 (paid link). Performing this technique requires the educator in the room to “establish a productive pace” (p. 201) in the classroom, by changing activity speeds, types,Continue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Change the Pace”

Dance Classroom Management: Do Now

Happy Monday! Today’s dance classroom Behavior Management Monday tip is Technique #20 in Teach Like A Champion 2.0–Do Now. It falls under the larger category of lesson structure, and it reminds us that our dance lesson plan begins as soon as the students arrive at our studio/stage/dance room door. If you’ve spent time in aContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Do Now”

Dance Classroom Management: Be Seen Looking

Hey everyone! It seems that I took an unplanned break from blogging to focus on some other areas of my dance business! But, now I’m back with new ideas and newly inspired, ready to start writing here again. A little earlier this evening, I was reading about teaching preschool dance classes, and the author recommendedContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Be Seen Looking”

But, what’s a hobby?

Okay, so the title of this blog might seem a bit ridiculous to some people. But, in the same way that I’ve always hated answering questions about what kinds of music I like (and, yes, I’m saving those juicy deets for another blog),  I’ve always hated answering the questions “What are your hobbies?” or “WhatContinue reading “But, what’s a hobby?”