Holland Hall Classroom Observation

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The first school that we observed was Holland Hall. As we walked into the classroom, the room had many colorful posters, a riser for the students to sit, enough Orff instruments for every student, and many other musical expressions. The room was a very welcoming and fostering for educational purposes. The lesson was split into different parts. The first part was learning a Russian folk dance. The students were all behaved very attentive to the instructions. The class responded very positively to the instructions. The next part of the class was learning music theory. The teacher utilized the smart board in order to aid the process of learning intervals. The last part of the class was to transfer the lesson learned on the smart board to the Orff instruments. Students showed clear competency in mallet technique and note recognition. The teacher utilized Orff’s and Dalcroze’s methods of teaching. With the constant change in direction of the lesson, the students stayed engaged throughout the whole lesson. The students were able to perform locomotor actions, along with performing.
A more education-based program was in effect at the University School. This music room was the only classroom in the school. The classroom environment was filled with many posters with factual information along with information about composers. The students sat three rows of chairs. Students came in calmly and in a straight line and sat in their seats. For an anticipatory set, the teacher utilized a

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