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Ask the Experts: Problems with Bartering Structure

Ask the Experts: Problems with Bartering Structure

My receptionist, with whom I “exchange services,” has a passive-aggressive attitude lately and is getting caught up in mom drama. How should I handle this?
Bartering is complicated. Because it doesn’t operate like a typical employer-employee … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Parents’ Unrealistic Requests

April 29, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Parents’ Unrealistic Requests

I think my students’ parents have been watching too much reality dance TV. They’re convinced that they know what special tricks or acro moves will give their kids an edge in competition. How do I … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Advantages of Technology in the Classroom

April 29, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Advantages of Technology in the Classroom

Do you think using technology in the classroom really makes learning any easier or better for students?
As someone who uses technology quite a bit in my teaching, I often get the question of whether … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Finding Authentic Cultural Content on YouTube

April 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Finding Authentic Cultural Content on YouTube

I want to include video in an upcoming lesson on dance in other cultures, but I’m having a hard time finding authentic content on YouTube. Should I be looking somewhere else?
The internet is open … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: 5-Year-Olds in Comp Routines

April 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: 5-Year-Olds in Comp Routines

Some of the moms of our 5-year-old competition team members are annoyed that their kids aren’t onstage for every second of a production number. How can I get them to back off?
Doing a competitive production … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Keeping Kids Interested the Month Before a Recital

Ask the Experts: Keeping Kids Interested the Month Before a Recital

It’s hard to get the kids excited about their dance the last month before the recital. They’re bored with it and don’t understand why we have to practice it every class. Any tips?
Children aren’t shy … Continue reading