Dance Classroom Management: Least Invasive Intervention

Hello! Today’s Behavior Management Monday technique is called Least Invasive Intervention. It is part of a series of techniques used to create high behavioral expectations in the classroom. Of course, as a dance educator, as the founder and CEO of two dance education organizations, and as a dance educator coach, my primary current interest inContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Least Invasive Intervention”

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”

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 shouldContinue reading “The Perfect Playlist”

Formulating Your Educational Philosophy

I can’t remember if it happened after I left New York City or later. Perhaps it was when I landed back in my City by the Bay, with the lyrics to “Empire State of Mind” still fresh in my head, ready to take on the world as an entrepreneur and dance educator. Maybe it wasContinue reading “Formulating Your Educational Philosophy”