I believe there is great value in documenting the process as well as the product of my and my students' work. We always work with journals where the students may keep track of their thoughts, revelations, questions, reflections, traditional or invented notation of their parts, and curiosities. They may also ask questions to me privately if they are shy to ask in front of the whole class, and I will respond privately.

Response to the question, "Where is music in your life?  When/ what/ why do you listen to it?"Response to the question, "Where is music in your life? When/ what/ why do you listen to it?"   Reflections on group workReflections on group work   Writing lyrics from lifeWriting lyrics from life   Drawing in student journal; 8 yrs oldDrawing in student journal; 8 yrs old   Student journal; 8 yrs oldStudent journal; 8 yrs old   Excerpt from student journal; 7th gradeExcerpt from student journal; 7th grade   Student notation; 6th gradeStudent notation; 6th grade   Notes on community issue; 6th gradeNotes on community issue; 6th grade   Critical listening: reflections on global percussion traditionsCritical listening: reflections on global percussion traditions   Notes on community issueNotes on community issue   ApologyApology   On adultsOn adults