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Pattern​ ​Movement​ ​Reflection

This​ ​experience​ ​was​ ​successful​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​the​ ​actual​ ​movement​ ​to​ ​the
piece.​ ​The​ ​choreography​ ​created​ ​by​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​was​ ​understood​ ​by​ ​the​ ​students​ ​and
was​ ​performed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​clear​ ​direct​ ​way.​ ​I​ ​felt​ ​that​ ​this​ ​was​ ​the​ ​most​ ​successful​ ​portion​ ​of
the​ ​experience.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​excited​ ​that​ ​I​ ​found​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​be​ ​creative​ ​in​ ​the​ ​idea​ ​of​ ​using​ ​the
mirror​ ​in​ ​this​ ​plan.​ ​I​ ​hope​ ​that​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​more​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​room​ ​helped​ ​to​ ​convey​ ​the
message​ ​of​ ​the​ ​piece​ ​effectively.​ ​I​ ​only​ ​wish​ ​I​ ​added​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​more​ ​choreography.​ ​An
extension​ ​I​ ​might​ ​add,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​have​ ​the​ ​students​ ​create​ ​more​ ​choreography​ ​after​ ​we​ ​have
discussed​ ​meaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​piece.​ ​This​ ​way,​ ​students​ ​might​ ​be​ ​more​ ​inspired​ ​to​ ​have
varying​ ​movements​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​express​ ​the​ ​feelings​ ​that​ ​they​ ​have​ ​just​ ​discussed.
In​ ​regards​ ​to​ ​improving​ ​my​ ​leading​ ​through​ ​this​ ​lesson​ ​plan,​ ​I​ ​was​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​how​ ​I
first​ ​executed​ ​the​ ​actual​ ​choreographed​ ​movements.​ ​The​ ​process​ ​was​ ​balanced​ ​with
choreography​ ​and​ ​speaking.​ ​Since​ ​the​ ​movements​ ​were​ ​so​ ​simple​ ​and​ ​repetitive,​ ​I​ ​did
not​ ​have​ ​to​ ​break​ ​down​ ​or​ ​review​ ​any​ ​specific​ ​movements.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​leader,​ ​I​ ​needed​ ​to
assert​ ​myself​ ​more​ ​so​ ​in​ ​the​ ​assessment​ ​and​ ​discussion​ ​portion​ ​of​ ​this​ ​experience.
Memorizing​ ​certain​ ​guiding​ ​questions​ ​would​ ​have​ ​lead​ ​a​ ​more​ ​engaging​ ​conversation.​ ​I
was​ ​dependant​ ​on​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​of​ ​assuming​ ​that​ ​participants​ ​would​ ​develop​ ​ideas​ ​that​ ​the
class​ ​could​ ​feed​ ​off​ ​of​ ​as​ ​a​ ​whole.​ ​The​ ​teacher​ ​must​ ​instigate​ ​these​ ​ideas​ ​and
conversations,​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​students​ ​to​ ​their​ ​own​ ​natural​ ​thoughts​ ​and​ ​opinions.
Through​ ​directing​ ​these​ ​discussions,​ ​I​ ​began​ ​to​ ​more​ ​greatly​ ​understand​ ​the
concept​ ​of​ ​guiding​ ​questions.​ ​I​ ​now​ ​know​ ​that​ ​I​ ​need​ ​to​ ​have​ ​somewhat​ ​of​ ​an​ ​answer​ ​in
mind,​ ​that​ ​I​ ​would​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​as​ ​a​ ​result​ ​from​ ​a​ ​student​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​assess​ ​information
and​ ​concepts​ ​being​ ​processed.​ ​Although​ ​in​ ​my​ ​teaching​ ​philosophy,​ ​I​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​have​ ​be
more​ ​comfortable​ ​with​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​ambiguity,​ ​I​ ​now​ ​recognize​ ​that​ ​there​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​be
some​ ​sort​ ​of​ ​perceived​ ​standard​ ​set​ ​so​ ​that​ ​students​ ​can​ ​stay​ ​focused.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​valuable​ ​to
be​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​unresolved​ ​ideas​ ​or​ ​feelings​ ​in​ ​facilitating​ ​discussion,​ ​but​ ​when​ ​it
comes​ ​to​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​a​ ​teacher​ ​there​ ​must​ ​be​ ​a​ ​balance​ ​found​ ​of​ ​also​ ​understanding​ ​a
clear​ ​objective.​ ​Finding​ ​this​ ​balance​ ​of​ ​ambiguity​ ​and​ ​intent​ ​can​ ​help​ ​students​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a
more​ ​successful​ ​learning​ ​experience.

Self​ ​evaluation
Musicianship​ ​(5​ ​points) Includes​ ​(for​ ​this 5
experience)​ ​accurate​ ​beat;
appropriate​ ​tempo;
changing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​phrase;
expression;​ ​music
selection,​ ​etc.
Leadership​ ​(5​ ​points) ​ ​Includes​ ​body​ ​language; 4
facial​ ​expression;​ ​eye
contact;​ ​voice​ ​tone​ ​and
volume;​ ​intensity​ ​or
energy;​ ​etc.

Preparation​ ​(5​ ​points) Includes​ ​knowledge​ ​of 4
music​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​of
your​ ​plan;​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​your
plan;​ ​readiness​ ​of
equipment​ ​and​ ​materials;
etc.

Facilitating​ ​the​ ​Experience Includes​ ​motivation​ ​or 10
(10​ ​points) capturing​ ​attention;
sequencing​ ​of​ ​steps;​ ​pace,
flow,​ ​transitions;​ ​clarity​ ​of
verbal​ ​instructions;
flexibility;​ ​feedback​ ​and
assessment;​ ​effect​ ​(not​ ​all
apply​ ​to​ ​every​ ​experience
you​ ​lead...think​ ​about​ ​what
is​ ​most​ ​important).

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