Discussion Tools

Some resources for getting students thinking and asking questions…  Simple but generally effective! I have used these for some time – the Q Chart is good to use at the start of a topic and you can then revisit some of the questions in a few weeks.  The Think Pair Share I use regularly to…

Easy Assessment for Learning ideas

Looking for some easy Assessment for Learning activities?  Here are a few I have found that work well not only for music lessons but for a variety of other subjects too!   afl-easy-ideas

How to read music – from Music Notes

Why not have a look at this great resource from Music Notes?  A good way to introduce your students to reading music and working independently! How to Read Sheet Music: Channel Your Inner Musician with These Simple Steps!

Folk Music – Keyboard task

Drunken Sailor Keyboard activity The following resource includes keyboard task sheets with assessment/progress checks, target setting sheets and success criteria.  Students can work independently and teachers can track their progress easily!  I hope it helps!   Folk Music Keyboard task and assessment sheets

EYFS Music Resource

This is an excellent resource!  EYFS planning and resources for the beginner or experiences teacher.  Plenty of ideas!   resource_pack_EYFS_Music_LTP

Lesson Planning – help!

When planning lessons for student with a suitable level of challenge, use these help sheets to make it easier!  Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, it is very useful in getting you thinking about how to challenge your students for better outcomes! I hope it helps! Lesson Objectives Help sheet Critical Thinking Help For more help, ideas…

The Singing Classroom’s Blog

Welcome to the blog for The Singing Classroom: Your song collection come to life! Join Our Email… Source: The Singing Classroom’s Blog

Gathering Video Assessment for Reporting

Another great article from Cheryl Burgemeister. Some good ideas here for gathering evidence and getting students to work collaboratively!  Thanks Cheryl! ______________________________________________________________ It’s that time of year again in Australian Schools with mid year reports due. Now that I have finished and sent mine through, I would like to share with you how I use…

Musical Cliches Booklet

The attached Musical Cliches booklet is designed for Y7 students, but could easily be used for Y5/6.  I have linked it to the Gladiator film film trailer (2000) and liked to keyboard and listening work.  There are target setting sheets and NC level descriptors – sorry it hasn’t been updated yet! – but the ideas…

5 Minute lesson plan

A very useful resource for those short on time and in need of focus! Thanks to @teachertoolkit for this one! 5minuteplan