Looking to Pass the Baton and empower your music students? Here are some resources to get you started!
EXIT TICKET: SELF-REFLECTION
When students reflect on their work, they begin to take ownership of their learning. Students articulate their strengths and opportunities for grown, and then decide their next steps for learning. An exit ticket is a great tool for starting the reflection process while offering us valuable information as well.
STUDENT JOBS: BADGE TEMPLATE
Adding student jobs is an easy way for them to take ownership in any music classroom! Use this template to create and print job “badges” for students to wear on a lanyard in class. The extra step of printing badges helps students have even more pride and ownership of these important roles.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING FORM
Many music teachers have created social media accounts for their classrooms, using Twitter, Instagram, TicTok, and more. These accounts are a great way to share what happens in the classroom with families, the school, and the community. By using this Social Media Sharing Form, teachers can empower their students and have them create the content shared.
BRINGING A CHILDREN’S BOOK TO LIFE
Invite your students to create a presentation based on a book and its accompanying music to share with an audience. By empowering students in this decision-making process, they will take initiative, gain independence, and confidence as a young musicians.
Interested in learning more about empowering the students in your music classroom? Check out Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students by Kathryn Finch and Theresa Hoover!