I like to think that I am creative and I try to keep my students motivated through a variety of activities and games. Sometimes, I need inspiration, so I turn to the internet for ideas. I have found that there is very little information on the internet specifically for orchestra classrooms. So here I go into the internet frontier to share some of the things I do in my orchestra class to keep things interesting and fun. I would love to hear ideas from other teachers out there, if any ever find my random little site.
I have many things I would like to share, but first I will start with how I decorate my orchestra classroom. Perhaps 'decorate' is too strong of a word. I really am not a decorater and my room is not cute, but my goal is to motivate my students with what I put on my walls and bulliton boards. At the beginning of the year, I searched for quotes about music and about hard work. I made my own posters and posted them in my room. It is simple, homemade and best of all....free! Here are a couple of the posters I made for my room: