Mastering the Art of Middle School Teaching

Partner Event

4:00 pm
In-Person Event

Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

The ability to effectively connect with students at the middle school level requires special skills and understanding of the unique developmental, physical, and emotional needs of adolescent children. Outstanding middle school teachers have a wide array of strategies and teaching techniques to maximize the growth and potential of middle school age musicians. This demonstration session will provide specific examples of how to design rehearsals and instruction to maximize the performance of middle school ensembles. The session covers: Creative teaching techniques for addressing the unique and diverse learning styles of middle school students Models of effective instructional delivery—demonstration of what the best teachers do to maximize teaching effectiveness Curriculum design—skills, music choices, and artistic development Rehearsal planning—understanding energy profile, teacher delivery, and student engagement The unique developmental needs of middle school students—behavioral and developmental considerations