Janine Slaga

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Janine Slaga
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Using inquiry and concepts to make music education successful for every student!
 
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By Janine Slaga
Explore COMPOSITION, RHYTHM, and TEXTURE with this fun unit—no instruments needed!!Motivate your students to LISTEN, and to improve their sense of BEAT and RHYTHM, in an enjoyable and motivating way. They will use simple rhythms to compose an
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
A variety of exit cards / exit tickets to use with your students in any classroom or specialist subject! The prompts on these cards stimulate critical thinking and analysis of the students' learning. They encourage students to: - make connections -
Subjects:
Science, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
This series of four lessons is aimed at Kindergarten through Grade 2, with possible adaptation/extension for older grades. Using Paul Showers' book, The Listening Walk, students will explore environmental sounds and think about how music is inspired
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Other (ELA)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.91 MB)
By Janine Slaga
This bundle, aimed at upper elementary students, includes a variety of activities for the beginning of the school year. There are a number of choices, so you can use activities from this bundle for multiple years without having to repeat, or pick
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
Improve your students' learning today! Formative assessment goes hand in hand with teaching and learning. It helps students to process and apply their learning, and it informs the teacher about student progress. It involves the students in their own
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$12.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
Get the students sharing about themselves and their summer with these Back-to-School Social Media Student Profiles! This download includes templates for Grades 3-6, ready for students to draw a self-portrait, their friends, their favorite books and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Janine Slaga
This pack contains 10 beautiful, high-resolution posters that are perfect for celebrating Earth Day, World Environment Day, Arbor Day, or any other environmental focus! Each poster is a photograph with a quote relating to the environment, though
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Day, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Service Learning, Posters
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (28.33 MB)
By Janine Slaga
Do your students ever say, "I don't know"? They might not know YET, but you can help them to further their thinking and move forward into knowing. Put these up as a display or keep them on your walls year round to encourage a growth mindset in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
Explore COMPOSITION, IMPROVISATION, MELODY, LYRICS and NOTATION with this fun unit—no instruments needed!!Get your students understanding and practicing SOLFÈGE through a fun songwriting project. Motivate your students to SING ALONE, and improve
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Assessment
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
This pack includes 36 questions to encourage metacognitive thinking in your students. Metacognition is central in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) but deepens students' thinking and learning in the context of any school curriculum. This
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Task Cards
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
This is a checklist for any teacher who wishes to teach through inquiry in the classroom. Useful for teachers in any system, and particularly for teachers in IB / PYP, this checklist will help teachers improve their planning to ensure that:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Professional Documents, Professional Development
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
This activity is a fun conversation-starter, a great activity for the first weeks of school or any time! The responses will help you get to know your students, including what they have learned in Music, and what they want to learn in the coming
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
19 ratings
3.9
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By Janine Slaga
Keep track of students' learning throughout your units using formative assessments. Exit cards are a quick and easy way to get an overview of student understanding, and they encourage the students to think about their learning. This Exit Card
Subjects:
Science, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Assessment, Printables
FREE
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By Janine Slaga
Formative assessment goes hand in hand with teaching and learning. It helps students to process and apply their learning, and it informs the teacher about student progress. It involves the students in their own learning process, helping them to set
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment
FREE
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (2.56 MB)
By Janine Slaga
Do your students ever say, "I don't know"? They might not know YET, but you can help them to further their thinking and move forward into knowing. Put this on your wall year round to encourage a growth mindset in your students. Give your students
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.10 MB)
By Janine Slaga
In this packet you'll find two versions of simple posters for each of the PYP Attitudes. Print them on coloured paper for a clear and simple, yet non-distracting, display in your classroom. Created by Janine
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Janine Slaga
Use this worksheet to think through how you will use work stations / learning centers in your classroom, and read these 10 Tips for Using Learning Centers in Specialist Classes.Created by Janine Slaga,
Subjects:
Arts, Music, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Activities
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over a decade of teaching in American schools and international schools, using PYP and other inquiry-based, concept-based systems

MY TEACHING STYLE

Inquiry, Concept-Based Learning, IB, PYP, Holistic Education

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Pi Kappa Lambda Music Education Teaching Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

- Conservatory-educated violinist - Bachelor of Music in Music Education - Master of Music in Music Education - Further professional development in PYP, Kodály, Dalcroze, International Baccalaureate, Cognitive Coaching, Visible Thinking, technology in the classroom

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I make most of my materials in both A4 and US Letter size, and both are zipped in the download. If a product doesn't list both sizes, please feel free to contact me for the missing size. Find more ideas and resources on holistic, inquiry-based education (for Music as well as general classrooms) on my teaching blog, Janine's Music Room!.

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