About Typhani Harris

Typhani Harris is a dance educator and mentor teacher who has been on the boards of both the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) and California Dance Education Association (CDEA). Recently, she has made a cross-country move and is now an instructional coach in Brooklyn, New York. Having begun as a high school English teacher, it has been her mission to bring theory and research into the traditional dance class, and in 2009 she won the Music Center’s Bravo award for excellence in Arts Education. Typhani is currently on a mission to help teachers Stop Teaching and Start Reaching their students, check out the unTeacher Lab at stopteaching.org

Stop Teaching, Start Reaching

By | 2017-07-31T07:53:14+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

How do you build Classroom Community? As educators we are so used to buzzwords flying about and one contemporary buzzword is Student Ownership.  We hear it all the time, we know what it should look like, but how do [...]

Defining Engagement through STEAM: Authenticity

By | 2017-06-09T10:29:20+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Rounding out our Defining Engagement through STEAM series, based on the research of John Antonetti and Phillip Schlechty, we take a look at how we can articulate and define our student engagement.  These sessions explain definitions, share strategies, provide templates and [...]

Defining Engagement through STEAM: Choice

By | 2017-06-12T07:53:01+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Continuing our Defining Engagement through STEAM series, based on the research of John Antonetti and Phillip Schlechty, takes us to the next way we can articulate and define our student engagement.  Our sessions explain definitions, share strategies, provide templates and rubrics [...]

Defining Engagement: Learning with Others

By | 2017-06-12T08:03:37+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Continuing our Defining Engagement through STEAM series, based on the research of John Antonetti and Phillip Schlechty, takes us to the next way we can articulate and define our student engagement.  Our sessions explain definitions, share strategies, provide templates and rubrics [...]

Assessments & the Arts: Clear/Modeled Expectations

By | 2017-06-12T08:47:14+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

  Continuing our Defining Engagement through STEAM series, based on the research of John Antonetti and Phillip Schlechty, takes us to the next way we can articulate and define our student engagement.  Our sessions explain definitions, share strategies, provide templates and [...]

Defining Engagement through STEAM

By | 2017-08-29T17:25:22+00:00 March 6th, 2017|

Engagement is a unique buzzword that blankets our educational landscape.  It is used so frequently, but can be so misleading.  Merriam-Webster defines engage as: "to hold the attention of or to induce participation."  So by definition, as long as [...]

Data, Data, Data

By | 2017-09-01T07:15:39+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

We are rounding out our Gearing Up for Second Semester series with a look at gathering and using data.  The dreaded "D" word!! Data! We hear it constantly and avoid it intentionally, but it's not a bad word.  Let's [...]