Monday, January 4, 2010

Week #7 One on One Training

One of the most outstanding characteristics Bryann has is the courage to "go with the flow". And it convenient for me because that seems to be the way I work best. So, this week for our one on one time, I was especially blown away.

I spontaneously decided to create a note card with the activities listed below to give to Bryann as a guide for teaching. I thought it would be great to give her the opportunity to be the teacher for our entire training session. I, of course, would have the great pleasure of being the student. She jumped at the opportunity and taught me, as I played the role of "Sally" the student, for a full 30 minutes!!

It's also important to remember during this study, that today's teaching was with the note card alone and not with the hosted CD. Bryann will experience teaching with both styles this semester. But for today and tomorrow, she will use the notecard, which lists the name of the activities in order with which instrument to use beside the activity. Each activity also has a track number next to it for easy access to each song on the CD.

Originally, I had decided to try to go over as much of "Carnival of Music" for ages 2-4 as I could with Bryann. Then, we would pick some activities for her to lead on her own for tomorrows class. I hoped for her to lead the children in at least 4 or 5 activities since this week is a review week and we had been over most of the same material.

I sure have a different picture of what she is capable of. I think I'm going to let her teach the entire review class tomorrow. Stay tuned!~

"Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience."
~ Masaru Ibuka

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