Monday, August 30, 2010

Planning & Improvisation

This is my continued attempt to describe the practice of teaching artistry. Read the previous post here.

IV. Lesson Planning and Improvisation

The purposeful integration of art and knowledge comes through lesson planning and improvisation.

Lesson planning is the conscious effort to envision the entirety of a workshop.

A lesson plan is firmly grounded when its goals are specific, measurable, accountable, repeatable, and bound by time.

Improvisation is the sign of mastery in a Teaching Artist.

Effective improvisation advances the goals of the lesson plan, and arises through observation and assessment.

Also: Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts

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