The Tambourine Workshop offers teachers much needed stress relief.
I presented this same tambourine workshop for TEN years at education conferences nationwide, then retired it to offer new topics.
It’s back by popular demand! (truly, it’s memorable, teachers keep and use their tambourine FOREVER.)
As GREAT as they are, tambourine workshops can only happen once in a while as a special treat, as a way to show teachers you value their well-being. They remind us we can have fun and meet serious goals at the same time. .
But you don’t need a tambourine workshop to relay the message that play is powerful. Play and serious learning goals co-exist…and in fact, play often reinforces serious goals.
Many teachers still deliver “cookie-cutter” PRODUCT ART instead of using art as a social emotional language. Many educators were never taught the value of play. But when teachers realize they can use art as a Positive Solution to Challenging Behavior, their buy-in may change. Art can then become a helpful element of classroom management. It can provide a solution to their every day challenges.