Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Music as a Team Sport

Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Music as a Team Sport


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Inquiry is becoming more and more an area of interest in education. This book attempts to explain why music inquiry makes sense, what pieces are required to do music inquiry effectively (the knowledge, skills and dispositions) and then provides how to teach music inquiry in a series of day-by-day lesson plans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475839722
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/08/2017
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mickey Kolis is the author of six books and a veteran public school teacher; he is currently a university professor. Making learning relevant is his highest professional aspiration.

Sarah Olson grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. She currently teaches choir at Delong Middle School and serves as the school’s behavior interventionist.

Benjamin H. Kolis is an actor and theater devisor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Brainball (Music Edition) - Why Music Matter
Chapter 1: Brainball (Music Edition) – The Point of the Game is Learning
Chapter 2: The Big Ideas: Product, Process, and Community aligned with Purpose
Chapter 3: Brainball (ME) Beliefs (Dispositions)
Chapter 4: Brainball (ME) Key Knowledge Categories
Chapter 5: Brainball (ME) Skills
Section 2: Preparing to Coach the Game
Chapter 6: Tip 1: Keep the End-in-Mind
Chapter 7: Tip 2: Play the Game
Chapter 8: Tip 3: Competitions as Evaluations
Chapter 9: Tip 4: Sequences matter
Chapter 10: Tip 5: Explicit Communications
Section 3: Day-to-Day Lesson Plans: Brainball Illuminated
Lesson 1: Observations
Lesson 2: Observations
Lesson 3: Observations
Lesson 4: Observations
Lesson 5: Curiosity
Lesson 6: Gathering Information
Lesson 7: Gathering Information
Lesson 8: Action Plan – Criteria Day
Lesson 9: Skills and Application
Lesson 10: Skills and Application
Lesson 11: Skills and Application
Lesson 12: Workday
Lesson 13: Workday
Lesson 14: Presentations
Lesson 15: Presentations
Lesson 16: Final Reflections
Appendix A: S.C.A.M.P.E.R.
Appendix B: Making the Most of Observations
Appendix C: Stand Up- Hand Up- Pair Up Morning Meeting
Appendix D: Student Outcome Engagement Ideas
Appendix E: Classroom Roles
Appendix F: My Brain is Already Full
Appendix G: Student “Teach To...”
Appendix: H: Blank Pages
Appendix I: Composition Project
Appendix J: How are central concepts used in composition?

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