Launch into a galaxy of motivation, learning, and fun! Music students will be motivated to practice and complete goals in this fun and effective year-long practice incentive program. Using solid instructional design theories, Music is Out of This World ™ motivation program encourages and rewards students at just the right intervals while creating enthusiasm for piano and instrument lessons.
Students complete their space mission by practicing and completing goals set by the teacher to earn squares on the giant game board (2 ft x 3 ft) hung in the studio.
Visiting each destination only once, students must visit all of the planets, the sun, the moon, and the space station to earn all 11 planet cards. Each card features a QR code and website link to a focused listening activity, and questions about the video. Students will learn about the 7 movements of Holst’s The Planets and compare them to other movie and space music of movies. In addition, they will also learn theory concepts such as dynamics, ostinato, key signatures, tempo, time signatures, motifs, major or minor, and what a tone poem is, applying each to their original composition about Pluto.
Each student’s goal is to finish the game during the year. Because they choose their path in the game, students are not able to easily see who is in the lead. However, competitive students may be motivated to finish first. They will ask who is first or if anyone has finished, and teachers may add a competitive aspect to the game by awarding a prize for the top finishers.
Teacher and parent-approved! Both teachers and parents have noticed increased motivation and results with this practice motivation program!
Teacher Kit Details:
Professionally Printed Motivation Game Board is 2′ tall by 3′ wide, made from re-usable heavy vinyl. Game pieces stick to the board and re-stick as students move them each week. Includes 24 game pieces with stickers. Order additional pieces separately.
Student Kit: (Sold separately)
11 full-color planet postcards, an assignment book with answer pages, a place to track where students have been on the game board and lesson assignment pages, and a full-color custom medal for completing the program. Each student will need one student kit.
Please note: The game board ships separately and will incur additional shipping.
Your students will be excited to move their character on the board and see their progress in this incentive program for piano lessons or any music student.
“You saved my student! I had the new game chart on my wall and the assignment books ready for my students this afternoon. One of my best students who is entering 2nd grade (she just made a 94 on the RCM Music Development Preparatory B assessment) told me that she and her mother had been talking about possibly quitting piano because she didn’t want to practice every day. She came for her lesson today and saw the new game board on the wall and said to her mother on the way to the piano, “I can’t quit. I have to complete this chart”. How about that! One never knows what might make the difference in a child’s motivation. Thank you so much for your work. ” Sam M, Teacher in North Carolina