Teaching Assistant Diploma Course
Describe how you might contribute to a lesson given to a group of seven year old children learning to play percussion instruments
Before the start of the lesson, I would ask the teacher which instrument/s were to be used and if we were to use music sheets or books needed. I would make sure the classroom was safe and tidy, I would then check there were enough instruments for each child or if they were to share and make the space around the instruments accessable to more than one child. I would then set out the instruments and any books or sheets to allow the children to begin the lesson straight away. Before to the class I would check where the instruments were kept and if they were in a suitable place for the children to get to. Before the children attended the class, I would check all of the instruments were in working order so that any damaged or dirty instrument could be cleaned or dealt with in the appropite way. I would then knew how to use the instruments so that i could help with any child/ren who dont know how to use them. This will allow me to be confident when helping the children and help me to be a positive role model to the children. During the lesson, I would supervise the children and keep their concentration on the lesson , handing out praise and encouragement where needed. I would help any child who was struggling with the lesson and provide support and encouragement when needed. While the lesson is in progress I would be confident with any issues or questions that may arise so as to help the children to get the most out of the lesson. During the lesson, I would observe the children to see if any needed any extra help or if any child stood out. This will help me to review the lesson with the teacher and make any plans for following lessons. At the end of the class I would get the children to help return all the instruments to the correct place and check the instruments were still in good working...
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