Friday, July 19, 2013

Music Data Notebooks/Leader in Me

UPDATE: I am unable to share any of my 7 Habits resources.  I have left this page up for inspirational purposes (hehe) only.  Best of luck to all of you on the Leader in Me Journey!

My school will be using the 7 Habits this year.  If you haven't heard about the 7 Habits/Leader in Me, let me refer you to their website (you'll find all the information there): Leader in Me

The 7 Habits are:


One way to empower students to get involved in their own learning and set learning goals is to use "Data Notebooks".  In these notebooks, students set goals and graph data from assessment scores.  These notebooks are described in the book, "The Leader in Me" and most 7 Habits schools use them.

One great resource I've found for such notebooks are:
Montgomery Schools (lots of links to data notebook downloads)

I decided to create a Music Data Notebook for grades 3-5.  Due to space and resource constrains, I'm going to print out all pages ahead of time and staple them together.  They will be stored in a plastic page protector with the cover-page showing (cover-page has student name, grade, and homeroom teacher).  Depending on what their homeroom teacher chooses to do, I will either have them clip the page protector into their class data notebook or keep them in the music room.

Let me preface this by saying this is a new thing for me and not something I've tried out before.  We'll have to see how it goes.

Last year, when my 3rd-5th graders were working on various levels of Recorder Karate, I had a bulletin board (shown empty below) with all student names (separated by class) on it.  As students progressed, I colored in each square with a black marker.  To get a "black-out", they had to reach the black-belt level.  When they did this, I took a picture of them and put their picture on the bulletin board near their class.  It was SO motivating for so many of the kiddos that I realized - "I can use data in the music room too".

Here are some pages from the Music Data Notebook:
Table of Contents
Classroom Mission Statement
Each class will work together to create a short mission statement (first week of school).  In the mission statement we'll incorporate words like "leader" and "work together/synergize".
7 Habits Slips Log
The 7 Habits Slips (see below) are incentives given by teachers to students who are exhibiting a specific habit.  The students turn these slips into a box in the front of the school.  The principal draws names from this box and these students get a special "Leadership Lunch" with her and other staff members on the stage (so other students can see).  I intend to give these out to students who have achieved their learning goals, or if they didn't achieve it, can articulate why or why not and set a new goal for next time.
Here is the goal sheet.  It is pretty broad because, unlike a language class where students can make a goal to spell all 10 spelling words correctly by the test on Friday, the music class is less structured.  This year, I will assess older (3-5) students 6 times a semester (three melodic-based assessments and three rhythm-based assessments).  These assessments are not always a worksheet, composition, or test, but can use manipulatives (such as popsicle sticks to dictate rhythms) or performances/improvisations (for non-worksheet assignments, I have rubrics upon which the students are graded).  Therefore, I asked the students to pick a specific skill to focus on:
At the end of the Nine Weeks, will discuss their goals with their group as I go around and chat with them (Step Four).  If they reached their goal, they earn a sticker on the sheet.

The assessment graphs look like the one below.  After an assignment is passed back and graded, the students will color in the number of bars which correspond to their grade.  10 pts is the max for the assignments (either 10 questions or 10 points earned by certain criteria).  Then, they set a goal for the next assessment.
If you are at a 7 Habits school, what ways do you incorporate it into the music class?

More posts to come, I'm sure ;)

53 comments:

  1. I would love to have a copy of your caught using the 7 habits page. I'm not a music teacher and my school doesn't use 7 habits but I'm planning on using them!

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  2. I'd love to send you a copy (there are six little tickets like the one above per page). What's your email?

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    1. Hi Emily,
      I am a principal and would live to use your 7 habits workshop materials. Would you mind sharing? Thanks.

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    2. I would love a copy of your 7 habits as well :) I am teaching it this year in 3rd grade. Thanks so much! Xo
      Jmeden2011@gmail.com

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    3. Hi Emily,
      I am a Grade 4 teacher and love your 7 habits, I would like to begin incorporating these into my classroom teaching, would you please send me a copy.
      Thank you so much! meghananderson01@gmail.com

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  3. I love the page "you've been caught using the 7 habits page". Do you have it for sale in the Teachers Pay Teachers store? I'd love to have a copy of it. Thank you!!

    Stacia

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  4. Sure, you can download it free here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/7-Habits-Slips-808645

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  5. I just bought the 7 Habits Resources but I was also wanting the Data Graph, Music Goal Sheet, and Mission Statement to be able to download. Do you have them somewhere else?
    Thanks! Lynn R.

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  6. Sure, what is your email? I can send them to you :)

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  7. This is my first year teaching elementary music. Your site is so helpful!I would love your data graph, goal sheet, and mission statement. Would you be willing to share your assessments as well?

    Thanks for all the terrific ideas!

    susanlschafer@gmail.com

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  8. Sure Susan! Check your email - I gave you some goodies! I hope they help you and that you have a wonderful year!

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  9. We are just beginning the Leader in Me journey at my school. Would you please email me some more info about how you use it in your classroom as well as the sheets that you included here? Thanks so much! amaier@bgschools.k12.mo.us

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  10. Of course Angela. I will send you a detailed email no later than tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for asking!

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  11. Emily,

    I would love your music goal sheet, if you wouldn't mind sending them to me. If not let me know if it is up on Teachers Pay Teachers. Thanks!

    Randishanker@claytonschools.net

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    1. I've just emailed it to you - let me know if you need anything else ;)

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  12. Your program sounds similar to what our district is trying to implement, would you please send me the sheets you've mentioned? Since you give stickers to kids that meet their goals, what about the kids that don't meet their goals? I'd also be curious to know how many different grade levels you teach, how many classes, and how many classes a day! Thanks for the resources - hstathus@charter.net

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  13. I've emailed you the sheets I've mentioned. This is my first year using these sheets, so I won't know who met/didn't meet their goals until the end of the first semester (I ended up having them set goals for the first semester and then they'll set goals for the second semester). I'll let you know how it goes in December ;)

    I teach grades K-5. I see them twice a week for 30 minutes. I'm only tracking this data with grades 3-5, however. My classes per day fluctuate, but on average it is about 9 or 10.

    Hope that helps!

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  14. Hello Emily, Thanks for being so willing to share. My email is iteach100@hotmail.com. I'd love a copy of these too!

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  15. Just came upon this while spending some time on Pinterest. We have 4 days of school left - what am I doing? I'm thinking about how I can improve my teaching for next year. I've struggled with any kind of music journal for a couple of years now. I like your ideas. Would you share your pages you include in your data notebook? Thank you so much. debbieparks@icloud.com

    Deborah Parks
    Ocean Breeze Elementary
    Indian Harbour Beach, FL

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  16. Hi Emily,

    We're starting year 1 of the Leader in Me this fall and I was so excited to find your page, I haven't found much else music related yet. Would you be willing to send me your leader in me resources? I would really appreciate not having to start from scratch!

    Thank you for considering,

    Amy
    aschoene@waukeeschools.org

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  17. WE have just been named the 86th lighthouse school and i couldn't be more proud. I love your ideas for the leadership notebook and data tracking in the music room. I would love to have copies if you are willing the share :)

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  18. I love all of this! We will be in our first year of Leader in Me during the 2014 - 2015 school year. Would you please email me the items you have on this page? I also use Recorder Karate and will be borrowing your bulletin board idea for tracking progess - that's really great!!! Do you also give out the belts? I only see my kids once a week for 45 minutes - how do you have time to let them pass off the songs?

    Thanks!!!! I love your blog!

    Adrienne Wiggins

    adriennewiggins1978@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Emily. I really enjoyed reading your "journey" in your class. I bought your Fall into Music and I am super excited in implementing them this year. You inspired me to create a few of my own power points :)
    I just got a new job at a school that is doing Covey's 7 Habits. Can you email me your caught using the 7 habits and your goal sheet? I would love to use them in my class this year. I'm nervous about all the "new" stuff but excited too!!
    Thank you
    Cat Glaser

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    1. This came up as my husband's page...sorry about that.

      cathyleigh8@yahoo.com

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  20. Hi everyone!

    Thank-you for your interest. I wanted to let you know that TPT requested that I remove any materials (even freebies) that had anything to do with the 7 Habits. These are no longer available and I don't feel comfortable sharing/emailing them. I left these ideas up here to get you inspired and I hope you find them helpful!

    I know I've been saying this for a bit, but I am working on a TPT freebie that will have my music data notebook pages (those that do not relate to the 7 Habits) as well as my music interactive notebook pages included within it. My goal is to have the up no later than August 15th.

    I hope this helps!

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    1. We started LIM this year at my school, I was thinking of starting a FB group for sharing ideas. Why did TpT make you take down your items? Is it a copyright thing?

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  21. Could you please send me a copy of the sheet with the "You were caught" exhibiting the & habits. My email is : earringproject@charter.net

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  22. I'm also a music teacher. Did you find the rhythm/melody assessment charts in the notebooks something you had time for during each class? Im considering a similar format but I am worried If I will have time. I have about 21 students per class and only 45 mins. What was you experience?

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  23. Would you please send me your sheets as well? I teach 3-5 music and we are starting the 7 Habits this year. Thank you so much! rita.huffer@greececsd.org

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  24. Would you mind sharing your sheets? We are using the 7 habits this year, Thank you so much and enjoy these final days of summer! Ashealy@lexington1.net

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  25. My school is beginning Leader In Me this year. Can you please send me any and all resources that you use in your classroom to incorporate Leader In Me in? Thanks! jennifer.chastain@csd83.org

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  26. Would you be willing to share your music data notebook pages? Leigh0506@gmail.com

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  27. I love the entire packet on leadership. Have you posted it on TPT? If not, I would love a copy. Thank you.
    jenschlich@gmail.com
    LOVE all your ideas!

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  28. I absolutely love this. I've always enjoyed the 7 habits, from father and son. The data logs, etc. are great as well. I've used Personalized Learning in my former school district and the two go so well together. I'm an elementary school counselor at two school and I'll be using this in some form or fashion. I wish I was at one school to fully incorporate it.

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  29. How often do you see your students and for how long? How has your goal setting action plans etc taken? I can't see myself having time for all that is required for each and every student I have... have you been able to do it? Have you adjusted your worksheets for all of this since you posted this?

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  30. How often do you see your students and for how long? How has your goal setting action plans etc taken? I can't see myself having time for all that is required for each and every student I have... have you been able to do it? Have you adjusted your worksheets for all of this since you posted this?

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  31. Good morning! We are gearing up to start teaching the 7 habits as a staff at our school. Would you possibly be so kind to send me what you have from your resources so I can send them to our music staff?

    Thank you! rogerss@wilkes.k12.nc.us

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  32. Good morning! We are gearing up to start teaching the 7 habits as a staff at our school. Would you possibly be so kind to send me what you have from your resources so I can send them to our music staff?

    Thank you! rogerss@wilkes.k12.nc.us

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  34. Would you mind sending me a copy of your "You've been caught using the 7 habit's page? My email is dawn.bennett@heard.k12.ga.us
    Thank you for your hard work!

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  35. I would love a copy of your 7 Habits: You've been caught page. Our school is just getting started this year. This is a great resource! Thank you. alsworthk@gmail.com

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  36. I would you mind sharing your " You've been caught using the 7 habits"?

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  37. Would you share the You've been caught using the seven habits document?

    kathysamsky@gmail.com

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  38. This is excellent!!! May I have a copy of the You've been caught using the seven habits document?
    mistysummer@hotmail.com

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  39. This is awesome! This is our 2nd year in a LIM school and I am the music teacher. Could you please send me all of these pages or tell me where I can get them?
    Thank you,
    clowery@clydeisd.org

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  40. I started using the 7 Habits in my 3rd graded gifted class 3 years ago and would LOVE these resources! dedominicistammy@greenlocalschools.org

    Thank you so much!

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  41. Hi Emily,
    I really enjoyed reading your blog. We just began with Leader in Me, and I would love to have a copy of your resources and I thought our music teacher would be delighted to have some of them, I especially love your "Caught using the 7 habits". Thank you so much for your knowledge and for sharing your resources: nunezmr@bay.k12.fl.us :)

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  42. I would like a copy of your "Caught using the 7 Habits" sheet as well. Thanks!
    pwilladsen@ifacadets.net

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  44. Hi! I would so gladly purchase your Music Data sheets for the leadership notebook, but reading the thread it looks like you are not. If you would be willing to share, I would be SO grateful. If so, thank you in advance!! My email is crumbuns@hotmail.com Both my schools are in the 2nd year of TLIM and I am hoping to start off with a bang. -Amanda

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  45. My school is in its first year with Leader in Me. I would love to use your music sheets in this blog. Would you please share them with me? My email is deannakyle@gmail.com. Or are you on Teachers Pay Teachers? Thanks!

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  46. I would love a copy of these! We are in year 1 with the Leader in Me!

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