Teacher's Treasure Chest

Best Practices

Best Practices (T. Burris) Best Practices on a variety of orchestra related topics. (MS Word)
Axioms to Live, Teach, Survive By (J. Cleveland) A compilation of brief, valuable axioms for life and teaching. (MS Word)
String Teacher Interview (S. Morrison) Questions and answers on a variety of orchestra teaching subjects. (MS Word)

 

Classroom Management

Behavior Management Plan Summary Listing of classroom procedures and consequences (T. Allen - MS Word)
Class Expectations Listing of classroom procedures and consequences (S. Morrison - MS Word)
"Champin' Up Rehearsal" Classroom procedures in an acrostic form (C. Griffin - MS Word)
Possible Corrective Consequences Possible consequences for not following classroom procedures (C. Griffin - MS Word)
Love and Logic One Liners Suggested responses for responding to students (MS Word)
Handling Talking Back Possible causes and tips for handling student talking back (MS Word)
Materials Not in Class Form to use when a student does not have items needed for class

 

Orchestra Handbooks and Syllabi

 

Rehearsal Strategies

General Rehearsal Strategies Rehearsal Principles for all levels: Judy Evans, Bower School of Music (FCGU)
Orchestral Principles for String Players Dr. Cliff Colnot, DePaul University
Orchestral Principles for Winds Dr. Cliff Colnot, DePaul University