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ERIC Number: EJ783322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Classroom Choreographer
Bird, Jennifer Lynne
Childhood Education, v84 n2 p92 Win 2007
As a high school English teacher in Ohio and later as a college professor of future teachers in Florida, the author, who loved choreographing dance routines, viewed teaching as consisting of both artistic and technical elements. Like dance which is a combination of artistic and technical skills, teaching also requires the combination of both technical and the artistic so that teachers can create a memorable performance. The author reminds herself that dance routines commence as a series of eight counts. The choreographer determines how to connect all the eight counts to create a coherent, spectacular performance. In this article, the author choreographs interesting and creative lessons by connecting the parts of the curriculum required by the state through activities that have meaning and value to students. She then challenges teachers to become a catalyst for change and a classroom choreographer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Ohio