Using the body as a percussive instrument can be an alternative to traditional
instruments when they are not available.
When students are asked to make creative decisions and collaborate on
creative tasks, it is important for them to know what outcomes are expected
before they begin their work. Use a rubric to clearly outline the assignment
criteria. Be specific about time allowed for completion.
When students have difficulty responding to initial questions, it is
helpful to restate the question in another way. Try breaking down a
complicated question into smaller parts.
Space and Sound
Students working in collaborative groups can be noisy, and limited space
can contribute to behavior problems. If you are planning to use group
or movement-based activities, you may wish to find an alternative space,
such as a gymnasium or cafeteria, and to advise teachers in nearby classrooms
what you will be doing.
Small groups of students may arrange themselves into still or frozen
images from a story, creating living snapshots that focus attention
on details. In Program 4, Learner Teams progress from tableaux to completed