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Tagged: Recorder Katate suggestions!!
I’m looking for advice on how to change how I taught recorder karate last year. Here is what I did with 4th grade :
I would split the class into 2 different groups to help with noise level , one group would do theory work and one group did recorders , then we would switch halfway through. This allowed 15-20 minutes per group. Then once a student was ready to be tested for a belt , I had them sign up on the board and listen to them. Here was the issues I ran into : students would rush and be competitive to sign their name on the board, or students that were signed up were bored waiting for me to come listen to them, I was busy listening to students for their belt that I wasn’t available to help kids in recorder or theory work, some kids signed up and then class ended and I couldn’t get to them . How do you use recorders I’d recorder karate ?
Thank you so much for posting in this forum. I have done recorder karate in the past, and had run into similar problems, particularly with the boredom while waiting. So I changed what I was doing to include the last 5 to 7 minutes of every class for students to volunteer to play something for me. This way, it wasn’t too long, students were able to support their peers by listening, and everyone who really wanted to have time to play something did. Good luck with whatever you do!
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