Today on TAP, I’m chatting with my friend Victoria Boler of We Make the Music about all things planning and assessment. When I first came across Victoria (on Instagram, of course), I felt like we were music teacher kindred spirits–and after talking with her more, I know that we are. The way she thinks so beautifully about sequencing and big picture music teaching is 100% my jam. Today she’s sharing some of her process for planning and how assessment is all tied in.
Victoria teaches Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade general music, choir, and percussion ensemble in Southern California. She is also the director of the arts department at her school, which encompasses her own programs as well as visual arts, band, orchestra, technical arts, and musical theater. Victoria has degrees in both instrumental and vocal music education, as well as levels training in Orff and Kodaly. You can find her teaching strategies on her website, wemakethemusic.org.
Links Mentioned in this episode:
- TAP 043: Active Assessment in the Elementary Music Classroom
- TAP 021: All About Learning Sequences
- Victoria’s Seating & Assessment Charts
- Anne’s Assessment Process
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