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
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
Making Space for Creativity in Your Dance Class
It’s okay to sometimes be a little uncomfortable when you’re teaching. This might sound surprising to some, but it is a fact that I’ve found to be true. I have found this sentiment to be most true when I am working to allow space for creativity in my dance class. Now that I’ve said that,…