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What Is Lesson Plan

Jerome Said:

What is a good lesson plan for learning guitar and/or bass?

We Answered:

First thing is to get more dexterity with your fingering. The best way is to do exercises starting from the lowest to the highest string in this fashion. Use the one finger-per-fret technique using the first 4 frets.

1-2-3-4 on each string and once you get to the smallest string, go backward 4-3-2-1
The next step is you use the first 8th fret with the same fingering pattern going up and down. Use alternate picking and if you make a mistake, start over.

Alternate picking is very important to acquire speed later on. Be persistent and practice every day.

Your next step to to learn your major scales as well as your minor scales. Here is a good site to help you along these lines.


Nest, learn how to strum the chords properly....……

Ricky Said:

I need to make a lesson plan based off of Maria Montessori's ideas?

We Answered:

go to yahoo.. then research this one.

>>> O.B Montessori Center - green hills branch

Ramona Said:

What is a fun lesson plan idea for reptiles? possiably having a frog or snake to look at or touch as well.?

We Answered:

1) Frogs and other amphibians are not "touch me" pets; they are "look at me pets." They have sensitive skin and even the oils found naturally on human hands are enough to make them sick.

2) A snake would be better to use with older children. Snakes are difficult to "read"; they don't have arms, legs, or eyelids, and other cues one would use to determine the thought processes and "mood" of an animal. You would have to "read" the muscle tone of the snake to know and understand what it's going to do next; it's a very subtle "language." However, if you have a snake already (or have had them before) and understand these things, and you know for sure the snake is good with people and calm around children, a snake wouldn't be a bad idea. You can use a snake like that to get people over their seemingly innate fear of snakes.

3) Personally, I would use a reptile that is easier to "read" and less damaging if something were to happen. A Leopard Gecko, Crested Gecko, Panther Gecko, or African Fat Tail Gecko would be great choices for the following reasons: 1) They are nocturnal reptiles and do not require UVB lighting (it can get expensive), just a heat source (basking temp varies with each species) 2) They are all insectivores (they just need to eat bugs, no fresh veggie (cheaper and easier care wise; the crested gecko is able to eat some fruit based baby food, like apricot and peach, but it is not required) 3) They are all easily tamed and handle-able, and even if they were to lash out at someone, they can do no real damage; they won't even break the skin if they bite. It'll be like a pinch.

4) As for a lesson plan, and by using a less involved reptile species as a model, you can teach the kids how to properly care for one: the cost, care and maintenance involved, how to properly handle and hold it. You can even talk about how reptiles are not like people or hamsters and such; they can't make their own body heat and that's why they need a heat lamp to digest their food and make their bodies work properly. You just need to take the info that an adult would understand and dumb it down a little.

5) Don't forget to use calcium supplementation with any reptile (excluding the snakes) you choose to use. Captive reptiles are prone to calcium deficiencies.

Claire Said:

Hi I would like to find out how do I prepare a lesson plan for a preschooler if this is my first time doing?

We Answered:

Great answer Amber! I would like to add to her answer since this is your first time. Try to make this activity where it is "child centered" I mean that it is a urge when you are teaching to talk about what is going on. Too much talking is the decline of many a great ideas with young children. Your lesson should have the elements that you are trying to "teach" but in a way that is developmentally correct for these guys. If they can manipulate/touch something and experiment towards discovery......YOU GOT IT! Ok, for example..... Lets say you want to "teach" your children about sinking and floating. Instead of talking about what sinks and floats for too long just get out a water table and offer items they can explore with. Your lesson plan will reflect that you have thought of items that might require negotiation, manipulation, sorting, matching....etc. The other thing great about doing this is that you can reflect on what happened as you will be observing the children in a natural posture. Think of how you are. Would you rather listen to somebody talk about something, or do it? In your lesson plan try to avoid RIGHT/WRONG, as lessons at this age should be supportive of discovery in a variety of attempts.

Best to you on your first lesson plan. I have 2 rules I try to stick with in a situation like this.

1) Never have one of anything that can be carried/touched

2) Always have a "back-up plan" just in case.

Relax and learn from observing while they learn by doing.

You will be fine!!!!

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