After reading the article, Constructivism in the Elementary Music Classroom, it explains the meaning behind constructivism. Constructivism is a method of learning in which the teacher's role is to guide students' in constructing their own knowledge ( ). Teachers provide learners with the means to create their own knowledge through personal experiences. As a child you learn by personal experiences. An example of this could be a traumatic experience.
A teacher must fulfill requirements, but a good teacher will go far beyond and will help their students mature into better young people. The best and most effective way I believe that I can teach music to students is through showing enthusiasm in the subject matter and genuinely caring about each student as an individual. Music is something that I love and hope every student appreciates. But more importantly, I have to make it a goal to teach the students how to be responsible and how to behave as a team of individuals. Whether or not the student understands music after they graduate or move up to the next grade, I want them to leave my band class having learned some life lesson that will stick with them for the rest of their life.
When teachers are planning their classroom activities they need to include music. Music is a vital part of the learning process. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music. Children will gain much through music and movement. When we give children the opportunity to moventhey will become coordinated and gain self- control.
I also believe playing is the best way my students can learn. When children play they discover how to do things on their own it enables them to I will set the classroom with many playing activities and fun ways to learn. Like making their names with cheerios o... ... middle of paper ... ... students in every possible way I can to make sure Means to be a professional: My future goal for growing as a teacher is to make sure that I educate myself in order to expand my knowledge about being a teacher. I might not be a teacher right now but I’m already in my journey to being one. So I want to be able to be a part of a childcare or to volunteer in schools to have more experience about teaching and interacting with the students.
Music in the Classroom Tying music into education has found to be most effective with young elementary aged children and those with disabilities. Music has had extreme positive influence on school-aged and non-English speaking children learning to read, write, and remember. It is sort of a motivation to learn and do well in school. Music in the classroom must begin with the teacher and end with the student. If teachers plan to integrate their teaching with music, they must find an effective way to do so.
REFLECTION I had learnt a lot of things in the way to build the kit for my demonstration for my teaching and learning process for Language Arts subject by using song in the primary ESL classroom during the PBS (School-Based Experience) and also for my presentation of my lesson plan in my class. First and foremost, for the song, I am producing my own lyric of the song based on the topic “Look at Me” under the theme “World of Knowledge”. I produce the lyric of the song by using the simple words as it is for primary school’s children. Wickham (2013) stated that based on the pedagogical principle, the teachers have to consider the student’s proficiency level. Teachers need to choose songs and poetry which are sufficiently simple in terms of grammar and vocabulary for our young learners to be able to grasp what they are about.
In addition, many of the exercises – such as the “Listen and play” tunes – throughout the book encourage students to use the accompanying CD, which contains quality sound models for the students to hear, reinforcing ideas for good tone production. Other helpful elements included towards the beginning of the book include a simple practice journal and illustrations and instructions on developing the basics of proper embouchure, posture, and hand position. As an added bonus, the represen... ... middle of paper ... ...ng students establish good, fundamental, subdivided rhythmic pulse. This being said, this book should not be completely taken out of the equation when choosing a method book for your classroom. The lessons involving improvisation and composition are very valuable and could be easily extracted from the text and used with a different method book.
The whole class could participate in singing a song they like. The target audience would be middle school. I am not sure I would want to sing in front of Middle School, though. It is just an example. This would both be a music education project and a community project, as it teaches students how to reach certain notes and achieve to create complex melodies.
Introduction Curriculum reform requires that all teachers become teacher leaders. "This involves a commitment on the part of all to lead as experts in their subject area, their classrooms, and in the vision and mission of the school/district" (Hill, 2006, p. 178). Each teacher, especially the music educator, has to be an advocate for their subject within the curriculum. As the music curriculum is currently changing, the music educator should be aware of the issues that are being revised. Arts Integration Most music educators realize the need for integration of music into other areas of the school curriculum but do not understand the effort that goes into forming an integrated lesson plan.
Assessment for learning: Assessment for this lesson was formative and based on observation and questioning throughout the 5Es. Students began to understand how force causes sound. Students had the opportunity to develop an understanding of sound through the use of hands-on activities. 10. Arts partnership: We partnered with a local after school program.