Crowd Control: Classroom Management and Effective Teaching for Chorus, Band, and Orchestra

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Overview

Crowd Control is a nuts-and-bolts manual for teachers of middle and high school performance-based classes such as band, orchestra, and chorus. This practical "how-to" guide shows teachers—pre-serviced or experienced—efficient ways to manage large performance-based classrooms. With wit and sage tried-and-true advice, Haugland provides a complete behavior plan as well as concrete ideas for addressing the National Standards, assessment, advocacy, and ensemble teambuilding. Accessible and indispensable, Crowd Control will become a vital resource in every music teacher's library.
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Editorial Reviews

Sheila K. Felder
This guide is a must have for new music educators, and it's full of clever ideas for experienced teachers. Haugland's step-by-step approach to managing a music classroom is clear, concise, and right on target. I wish it had been available when I started teaching!
Dr. James South
An excellent resource filled with practical real-world advice. There are some words of wisdom for every teacher, new or experienced. I plan to use it as a resource in music education courses.
Charles Neidhardt
Susan L. Haugland has written a must-read book that demonstrates how good classroom management spills over into all aspects of good teaching. Though relevant to music teachers everywhere, pre-service teachers in particular will find useful suggestions that most preparatory programs don't teach. It's an excellent primer on how to get control of classes immediately while also increasing students' interest and study of music.
Dr. Dennis Siebenaler
I definitely recommend this book as a resource for all new or struggling teachers. Susan L. Haugland provides valuable tools and information for novice educators and shows that a teacher does not need a big budget to be organized and effective.
Dr. Mary Lynn Doherty
Haugland's experience and knowledge of best practice is evident in Crowd Control. She addresses issues specific to the unique nature of music teaching in a proactive way, setting both teachers and students up for success. Especially helpful for pre-service or new teachers, Haugland's approach to managing a music program is both accessible and practical.
November 2008 American String Teacher
As I read it, I realized that it contained, in detail, everything I was looking for. Haugland shares her ideas and openly invites the reader to take whatever they want. She bares her soul and says all the things we, as music teachers, are thinking.
Bill Fordice
Haugland makes practical sense of the age-long puzzle of adolescents. She makes brings fresh ideas from a veteran career spent empowering musicians of all ages. Crowd Control is a "how-to" of proactive management and community building strategies. Every school administrator should put this book in the hands of new music teachers. Crowd Control would make a great PLC common read! Got middle school ensemble strategies? You do now!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578866106
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan L. Haugland has been a music educator since 1982, with experience teaching band, chorus, orchestra, general music, and music theory at all grade levels from preschool through college. She resides in Lake Bluff, Illinois where she currently teaches general music and orchestra at the elementary level.
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Table of Contents

1 Setting Up Your Plan 2 Setting the Plan in Motion 3 Following Your Plan 4 Creating a Team 5 Using Projects to Enhance Your Curriculum 6 Advocacy 7 Assessment 8 Appendix A: Sample Choral Handbook 9 Appendix B: Sample Blank Checkbook Page 10 Appendix C: Ideas for Student Projects 11 Appendix D: Sample Rubrics 12 Appendix E: Resources
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