When practice and progress don’t happen, it’s discouraging for the teacher, the student and the parent. When students come back to the studio with jaw-dropping progress, it feels mighty good. Our collective goal is quite simple: we want to experience success and satisfaction every week with every student.
This connection between student practice and progress has everything to do with what happens AT the lesson.
That’s where A Piano Teacher’s Planning Kit comes in. It provides the framework for your lesson plans and includes the components listed below.
A Lesson Plan
Method books provide a sequential curriculum but, it’s still crucial that you plan on how
to proceed in a lesson. You need to be armed with a plan so you are prepared for the
brief time you have with students. It doesn’t need to be complicated and can be
trimmed down to three simple sentences.
A Lesson Template
A four-step lesson template helps you implement your plan. When you rely regularly on this template, it’s like breathing and becomes a natural part of every lesson.
A Sample Lesson Assignment Sheet
A lesson assignment sheet created in Google Sheets is ideal for delivering your
expectations to students between lessons. There’s many other ways that work but, this one can save a good deal of time and paper and spare your students from reading your messy handwriting!
A Sample Scope and Sequence
This document gives you a sneak peek at how to organize concepts, resources and apps that can assist you in your lesson plan. Creating a “big picture” project like this takes discipline but, keeps you on track. You’ll be thankful to have this map as you teach from week to week and year to year.
Practice Strategies for Practice Stages
A four-stage practice agenda will equip you with a system for clearly communicating practice strategies to your students and help them develop strong practice habits. This component of the kit not only shares student-tested and approved practice strategies, it equips you with tools that will help YOU communicate them and save time!
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