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Bibliography: The Art of Teaching

Message 5541 · ParadiseMN · 18 Nov 1996 02:03:13 · Top

Bibliography of recommended books on the art of teaching,
compiled from emails sent to me by members of the
Strathspey Mailing List, 1996. (Doug Schneider):

A. On Teaching.
B. On Teaching Dance.
C. On Teaching Scottish Country Dance

A1.
Title: The Tao of Teaching: the Special Meaning of
the Tao Te Ching as Related to the Art and Pleasure
of Teaching
Author: Greta Nagel
Published: 1994, Donald I. Fine
Recommended by: Doug Schneider
Comment: Fits my style of teaching exactly.

A2.
Title: The Ten Commandments of Teaching
Author: Ray Reyes
Published: 1991, National Education Association
Recommended by: Doug Schneider
Comment: Short, succinct, and inspiring.

B1.
Title: Dance A While
Author: Jane Harris, Ann Pittman, Marlys Waller
Published:
Recommended by: Phil Woutat
Comment: This book is used at the University of
St. Thomas for the class in Teaching Dance.

B2.
Title: Teaching Movement and Dance:
A Sequential Approach to Rhythmic Movement
Author: Phyllis S Weikart
Published: High/Scope Press;
600 North River Street; Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Recommended by: Gayle Hoepner
Comment: A good source for very basic rhythmic movement
and the sequence of levels of difficulty.

B3.
Title: Modern Dance - Building and Teaching Lessons
Author: Aileene Lockhart
Published: Wm. C. Brown publishers, Dubuque Iowa
Recommended by: Margaret Conners
Comment: This book deals with modern dance, but it stimulates
ideas that can be applied to the teaching of SCD.
Very good lesson plan outline.

B4.
Title: Modern Dance - Techniques and Teaching
Author: Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom
Published: 1949, Ronald Press Co. New York
Recommended by: Margaret Connors
Comment: This book encourages you to look
at the teaching points and cues required for SCD.

C1.
Title: Step we gaily ... Scottish country dancing manual
Author: J. Duncan Keppie
Published: 1992, The Gaelic College of Celtic Arts
& Crafts, St. Ann's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Recommended by: Deborah Shaw
Comment: Recommended for teacher candidates.

C2.
Title: A Handbook for Scottish country dance teachers
Author: Geoffrey and Cecily Selling
Published: 1980, edited by Ellie Briscoe;
self-published, Philadelphia PA
Recommended by: Deborah Shaw
Comment: Recommended for teacher candidates.

C3.
Title: Scottish country dance music
Author: Fred Moyes
Published: 1995, Ontario
Recommended by: Deborah Shaw
Comment: This excellent book and tape explains music for
dancing (and will affect every subsequent program you compile):

C4.
Title: Pamphlet on Dance Music for Teachers
Author: Liz Donaldson
Published: Do not know if Liz has published the pamphlet;
it might be a good idea to publish it.
Recommended by: Hugh Goldie
Comment: Liz’s pamphlet would be interesting and
beneficial for teacher candidates.

C5.
Title: The Music Tells You What To Do
(cassette and booklet)
Author: J. Duncan Keppie
Published: 1995
Recommended by: Margaret Connors
Comment: Very helpful

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