Imagine scenery according to the music and put yourself in the scene. (Improvisation)
How can one teach students to express their feelings using the whole body?
Teach students what to listen to and demonstrate how to react physically to the musical stimulus.
How can one teach students to interpret someone’s feeling by observing their body movement?
Teach students physical movements can help express emotions.</li></li></ul><li>Essential Questions<br /><ul><li>How does improvisation help us in life? </li></ul>Conversations<br />Play it by ear<br />Cooking<br />
Enduring Understandings:<br /><ul><li>The synthesis of the mind, body, and resulting emotions is fundamental to all meaningful learning.
Natural body movements to music develop rhythm concepts.
Solfege and ear training help develop the inner hearing skills for listening accurately.
Improvisation gives students the opportunity to express their own feelings and imagination.</li></li></ul><li>Overview of Products<br /><ul><li>Lesson Plan: I created a Dalcroze lesson plan to teach irregular meter.
Venn Diagram: I created a Venn Diagram to compare the Dalcrozsmethod to the Kodaly Method.
Brochure: I made a brochure inviting students to participate in the Dalcroze Workshop.
Slide Presentation: I created a photo presentation of a Dalcroze lesson to show how it might look like.</li></li></ul><li>Dalcroze Lesson<br />
Favorite Resources<br /><ul><li>Eurhythmics in Todays Music Classroom by Virginia Mead.</li></ul>The book made me understand the power of having an integrated physical, emotional, and intellectual experience with music.<br /><ul><li>http://www.dalcroze.org.au/videos.html</li></ul>The website is called Dalcroze Australia.<br />There are two videos, and each shows a Dalcroze lesson wherein children move with music according to the teacher’s story. I learned from the videos how the Dalcroze methods can be incorporated in a lesson.<br />
Professional Development<br />I realized that eurhythmics are something that I cannot learn through reading about; Imust experience it for myself. I will continue implementing the methods into my lesson plan and would like to attend a workshop that offered by Dalcroze Societyof America.<br />
Reflections<br />I have learned that moving to music is one of the most important musical experiences for learners. Dalcroze methods can give learners both responsibilities and freedom in their own listening and imagination that may help them create their own movements (improvisation). I believe that eurhythmics should be the core of music teaching in the school. <br />