Topic: Practical Pacing for Maximum Engagement
Welcome: Welcome to #elmusedchat. Please introduce yourself & share, at what pace do you work the best?
Q1: What are signs that your pacing is not working for your students? #elmusedchat
Q2: A suggested rule of thumb is that attention is equal in minutes to a students’ age in years. (i.e. 6min for a 6yo). How can you plan to ensure that you are prepared for the appropriate focus time? #elmused
Q3: What are some ways you can continue to work 1 song, but vary activity to keep students engaged? #elmusedchat
Q4: Smooth transitions are a great way to maintain focus as you shift from 1 song or activity to another. Share one (or some) of your best transition moments. #elmusedchat
Q5: Pacing from week to week also matters. How do you vary complexity to spiral back through songs in greater depth across many weeks? #elmusedchat
Q6: When students work creatively – alone or together, pacing themselves can be a challenge. How do you help students maintain pacing when working creatively (or empower them to do it themselves)? #elmusedchat