In this post I explain our collaborative planning experience as we revisit an established unit of inquiry, as well as, how that leads to teaching oneself and creating practical resources for our students in an attempt to make sense of it all. Planning and resources are shared.
A Creative Process for Dance
For some time now, we have struggled to find a honest way to bring Dance alive into our curriculum. This made for a perfect storm because I had a class of "movers" and Dance was almost a need. I guess that these types of curriculum "gap" dilemmas make for the best opportunities to dive right in - sink or swim. The upside is that if it isn't being done and hasn't been done then you have a blank canvas to work with too. Initially, my complete lack of Dance knowledge caused me to hesitate, but this gave way to my favourite thing of late - RESEARCH! Off I set with a mission to educate myself about how I would inspire, educate and enlighten my little bunch of dancers in the making. What unfolded was discovering an unbeknown interest in Dance, the best-loved-UOI of all time by students and a synthesis of some really practical resources for both students and teachers to use and learn from. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them. This school year, when we refine our UOI planner, I will post that too, but until then, please enjoy these resources and DARE TO DANCE too.
The Creative Process for Dance
Hi, I am Natasha Hutchins an international teacher collaborating, exploring and sharing ideas with others, like myself from around the world, for our collective professional development and enjoyment of learning and teaching.