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Entries Tagged as 'schedule'

Time — urgent vs. sustained

September 27th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve had the opportunity to be thinking about time lately, both quantitatively & qualitatively — an opportunity that’s arisen from a drastic cut in the quantity of my instructional time this year.  Not surprisingly, I perceive this cut to be affecting the quality of instruction. To cut to the quick, and at the risk of […]

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Arts Worrier: teaching theatre & music for dancers

February 8th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

A number of years ago, when I first started teaching as a certificated dance educator, I heard someone (I don’t know who it was) say, “Every school needs an arts worrier.”  That’s someone who worries about ensuring that the kids get a well-rounded exposure to the 4 arts disciplines.  Someone who thinks about offering comprehensive, […]

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Time: another essential ingredient

October 21st, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Imagine a perfect schedule for teaching.  I have one. Every student in the school takes dance, kindergarten through 5th grade (except one, but that’s another story). I get to know them as they grow, and they accept dance (and me), almost like air.  When new students come in, as they always do, they’re swept along […]

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