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Ask the Experts: Apps

September 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Apps

Q: How do I know which apps are good? I don’t want to choose blindly.
A: In the past, I’ve heard about apps from other educators and spent time looking them up on iTunes, trying to figure … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Fulfilling Commitments

September 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Fulfilling Commitments

Q: This past summer, I had a student tell me she was going to join another studio in the fall, even though she was on our competition team and had committed to Nationals in July. I … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Studio Policy Revision

Ask the Experts: Studio Policy Revision

Q: I need to revise my studio policies and handbook. What kind of information should I put in each? I want to make sure I cover all my bases.
A: Think of your studio policies as your … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Apps for Assessment

August 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Apps for Assessment

Q: My students get easily bored during assessment week, watching their classmates do the same routine over and over. What apps do you recommend for jazzing up assessments?
A: Most of the time, dance teachers assess their … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Are Competitions Necessary?

August 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Are Competitions Necessary?

Q: I stopped taking part in competitions 10 years ago because I didn’t like the way they turned nice people into not-very-nice people. But I think my students have lost some of their edge, as a … Continue reading

Ask The Experts: Dealing with Hostile Teachers

Ask The Experts: Dealing with Hostile Teachers

Q: How should I deal with a teacher who is hostile or defensive anytime I need to ask what’s happening in class or discuss a parent’s concern? How do you know when a teacher isn’t the … Continue reading