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Music Class Overview

First Day for classes

Dan Bradley

on 19 April 2017

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Transcript of Music Class Overview

to the 2012-2013
school year!

Working together we can accomplish great things.
I know you will be successful and happy in music.
All the procedures will become patterns that will help you have a stress free time in school.
Some last thoughts
Officers must be
students with no ISS or OSS reports.
Class officers may be removed if:
They receive an office referral from this teacher.
Repeatedly choosing poor behavior or actions.
Voluntarily withdraw.
Every class will have a president and vice-president whose jobs include:
Maintaining learning environment
Maintaining a clean environment
Help students who have difficulties in class
Help with a substitute teacher.
Running errands, helping the teacher and office work.
President and Vice President
We treat guests in our room with courtesy.
Any student who is marked negatively by a substitute teacher will have lunch detention.
Sit in your assigned seat ONLY.
Maintain proper voice levels.
Remain on task.
Be helpful and courteous.
Subs will report behaviors (good & bad) and proper consequences or rewards will be applied.
Any student reported misbehaving will have a lunch detention.
When There Is a Substitute
All classes will end with a "
Closing Activity
The bell is for the teacher. The bell does not excuse you.
Clean your work area and take all garbage to the trash can.
in your seat for the teacher to dismiss you.
Leave quietly, ONLY after you have been given permission to do so.
Pick up any garbage even if you did not drop it.
There is a broom and dustpan available for students.
Do not intentionally destroy school, or another person’s personal property. (Vandalism).
Maintaining the Classroom
Check your work and the directions one more time to see if you missed anything or did something incorrectly.
Check to see if the heading is written correctly on your paper.
If the assignment is to be turned in, do so.
If appropriate, read quietly in your seat.
After You Are Finished
Make sure you read or listen to the directions about your work and understand the directions.
If you didn’t understand, quietly ask for help from other students sitting around you.
If you are asked to help, be polite and help.
Talking to each other should be no louder than a whisper.
Respect each other and be friendly.
Use your time wisely. Put forth your best effort to finish your work on time.
While You Are Working
You are responsible for any work you miss.
Being absent does not excuse you from missed work – this includes notes.
Ask your teacher or friends what you missed.
If you have questions about assignments, check with the teacher at an appropriate time. Do the work you missed at home or in an advisory not during this class.
For every class you are absent you have that many classes to make up missed work.
When You Are Absent
Stop whatever you are doing at that moment.
Face the teacher and wait silently.
Quietly, notify any classmates who haven’t
noticed that the teacher has raised her hand.
No talking or whispering.
All of your attention should be given to the teacher.
Do Not disrupt the announcement by
Counting along
Saying "
", "
" "
Happy New Year
" or similar.
Teacher Count Down from 3
Emergency Announcement
Listen to the teacher/speaker
with full attention.
No pencil sharpening, talking,
moving about the classroom, or whispering.
Questions? Raise your hand and
quietly to be called on.
After instruction, make sure you understand the concept.
If not, ask questions by mentioning which part you didn’t understand.
During Instruction
Immediately start your “Do Now” or open your notebook and be prepared to learn.
When you finish, wait quietly and read in your individual or book club novel.
If you are LATE come in the room quietly - do not disturb the class with your entrance.
Right After the Bell Rings
Make sure you have all necessary materials for the class.
Enter the classroom quietly.
Pick up any handouts and do any housekeeping items quickly and quietly.
Go directly to your assigned seat.
Sharpen pencils before class begins.
Get ready for work.
Class Procedures ENTRANCE
Warning or Seat Moved
Infraction sheet - student and teacher talk.
Action Plan sheet and phone home conference with parent(s)
Lunch detention
Referral and phone call home
Possible Behavioral Consequences
(Depending on seriousness)
Do music class assignments
Do not surf the net
Ask permission for every site you go to
Ask permission to open any program
Report anything broken or missing.
Special Rules for Computers
Mr. Bradley's Rules
Major Assignments * time permitting
- additional assignments may be added or some deleted
Performances (all classes)
Rhythm (6,7,8)
Keyboard (grade 6)
Guitar - (grades 7 and 8)
Research -Culture – time periods, bands, time lines, fads, music styles
Major Projects
Grade 6 a written research or an
imagination essay 1 page on music and a 24 measure commercial.
Grade 7 PowerPoint presentation on favorite popular artist, band or decade.
Grade 8 Acid Music Project a 2 minute song
and a Family History – Genealogy of Musical Styles - Grandparents to student.
Research project of student's choosing
What Will We Learn?

Grade 6
The Keyboard, History of music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century traditions, Fractions in rhythm and math, Imagination Essays. Keyboards.

Grade 7
Introduction to the Ukulele guitar and tablature, Foundations of American music to Rock and Roll

Grade 8
Guitar Chords, review notes and rhythms; an introduction to chords on the guitar; loops and Acid Music.
Class Syllabus
This music class is a student centered classroom designed to
Teach New York Music Standards
Reinforce middle school academic classes
Inspire students to develop a foundation of excellence in musical literacy through academic, behavioral, and social success.
Mr. Bradley’s Jazz Band
Our foster children in
India named Madhnu and Neeraj.
Our Dogs Patrick and Finnegan.
Teaching music at Minisink Valley Middle School for 20 years
I have a Bachelors Degree in Music Composition and Masters Degree in Music Education from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Direct sixth, seventh and eighth choruses and teach 8 Grade General Music.
Have a wife and three children.
About Mr. Bradley
Notebook, or Loose-leaf binder, or folder for all your notes. Neatness counts!
Pen and pencil
What if I forget my materials?
Answer -- You will get a Student Responsibility Form.
If you miss more than 3 times your parents will be notified.
If you do not have a notebook you may fail because the notebook counts for 30% of your grade.
What Will I Need for Class?
Please answer the questions on the sheet about yourself and music.
Work quietly.
Do not share your answers with your friends.
You are important to me!
Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts
Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.
Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.
The New York Music Standards
Mrs. and Mr. B, Daniel
Jenny, Katrina and husband Alex
What is Student Centered Learning?
1. Students are responsible for helping the class progress
a. Students become teachers drawing the answers from each other
b. The class does not progress to the next unit until the unit test is passed with at least an 80 average for the class.
c. Steps to learning are: confusion, introduction, memorization, understanding, creativity, mastery.
d. All students are responsible for the behavior of the class.
e. Teacher will always ask for information from the students.
f. Students must treat themselves and all people with equal respect.
1. Listen quietly and follow directions.
2. At an appropriate time raise your hand
before speaking or leaving your seat.
3. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
4. Respect yourself, your classmates and your teacher.
5. Respect all school property and materials.

to the Fourth Quarter of the 2016-2017
school year!
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