The Sled Dog Music Class

Japan
August 15, 2017 12:23am CST
I teach elementary and middle school music. Sometimes, the kids don't follow the director (me.) So I use the analogy of sled dogs. "Who knows what sled dogs are?" (Me! I know!) Sled dogs run harnessed together, but only one dog is the leader. All of the other dogs have to follow him. What happens if they don't? Well, that is what happens to our choir if you don't watch the director. I tell them that I am the lead dog, so then after that all I have to do to get their attention is say "Woof!"
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@Tracy04 (10877)
• Malaysia
18 Aug
I understand you. Children sometimes need simpler words or more actions to make them understand about the song. I taught kinderbeat class
@reskyyandi (3690)
• Indonesia
15 Aug
That is clever, nice analogy.
@JudyEv (123426)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
That's a clever way to get their attention. I should imagine it works quite well.
• United States
15 Aug
That is a very good analogy Denise. That is so right as I do remember this in choir in school.
@MALUSE (40358)
• Germany
15 Aug
Goody! I didn't think of this analogy during my teaching career, but I usually had order and discipline in my classes.