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Kye Kye Kule Tutorial

Posted by [email protected] on April 24, 2018 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Visual Musical Minds teach this song that comes from Ghana, Africa.

 

The lyrics tare:

 

Che Che Koolay,

Che Che Kofisa

Kofisa Langa

Ka Ka Silanga

Kum Ade Nde

Hey!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIdp_Nj0tgk

Reggio Emilia Nutshell

Posted by [email protected] on April 24, 2018 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This approach invisioned by Loris Malaguzzi focuses on the strong potential and rights of the childs. Children are therefor active participators in their own learning. The Reggio approach establishes a unique and reciprical role of the educator, whose role is three fold: teacher, child and environment.

In Reggio schools teachers are given non-contact time to plan and discuss classroom activities. The teacher values child initiated activity and uses open ended questioning to challenge an...

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Sue Suckling on The Future of Education

Posted by [email protected] on April 22, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been a big fan of Singularity University. It's kind of taken TED's place in my life. It's more relevant.

Sue Suckling talks about her vision for the future of New Zealand education. She criticizes the omnipotence of educators in shaping the future of the youth, while enforcing an obsolete system in which students are expected to enter exams without any phones, watches or any access to digital information whatsoever... The problem being that we allready live in a world with access t...

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Indian Rhythms

Posted by [email protected] on April 20, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Such an efficient rhythmic solfege system from the south of India! This rather direct path to rhythmic complexity makes me consider the extent to which people within a culture are so "quantized to grid". Fun eye opener for plain ol 4/4 types like myself???? Excellent teaching! https://youtu.be/KsvKQhOeQjQ

Reggio-Inspired Music Education

Posted by [email protected] on March 28, 2018 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The speaker contrasts traditional music ed with Reggio inspired. He describes the traditional system as being recreational: it recreates somebody else music, the end result is performing other peoples music, instead of the child's own music. He criticizes the specialization of traditional musicianship, comparing a child who is given an oboe to rehearse repetetively with a child who is ionly given one colour to paint with. This clashes with the Reggio ideal where the decision making process is...

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Rhythm in a Circle

Posted by [email protected] on March 20, 2018 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Mark Taylor, director of Rhythmically Speaking, prepares a primary school class for Samba ensemble work with a simple rhythm game.

 

This video was filmed as part of the Art of Teaching Project developed by MusicTeachers.co.uk and the Musicians' Union to show inspiring, professional teachers giving insights into the way they work.



https://youtu.be/g7Wjl9x4N3U



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Drums and Your Brain

Posted by [email protected] on February 26, 2018 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Estaba el seņor Don Gato

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Estaba el señor Don Gato

Estaba el señor Don Gato

sentadito en su tejado marramiau, miau, miau,

sentadito en su tejado.


Ha recibido una carta

por si quiere ser casado, marramiau, miau, miau, miau,

por si quiere ser casado.


Con una gatita blanca

sobrina de un gato pardo, marramiau, miau, miau, miau,

sobrina de un gato pardo.


El ...

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Fireworks in Your Mind

Posted by [email protected] on February 11, 2018 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Love this Ted cartoon. https://youtu.be/R0JKCYZ8hng

Mr Reda's Maths Song

Posted by [email protected] on February 6, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mr Reda and his year 4 class came round to my class to record a sopng for their assembly. Quite clever how he went about it! ;)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgyPjcZBHQ#action=share

Letter to Parent

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As a specialist teacher, parents rarely express interest in my subject. This is both a curse and a blessing. Blessing because specialists have hundreds of students (a whopping 800 little musicians in my case). but the same time in a day. Then again, when parents tell you that music is an integral part of their life, it puts you in a good mood ;)!


One parent emailed me inquiering about her daughter's lessons and here was my response.


Dear Parent,

...
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Working at an amazing school

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews (DPS), which is a part of the

National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training

(QQA), conducted this special review in accordance with the review procedures of schools

with ‘outstanding’ performance in the last review cycle over one day by a team of twelve

reviewers. During the review, reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinized

student...

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Working at an amazing school

Posted by [email protected] on September 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews (DPS), which is a part of the

National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training

(QQA), conducted this special review in accordance with the review procedures of schools

with ‘outstanding’ performance in the last review cycle over one day by a team of twelve

reviewers. During the review, reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinized

student...

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Obwisana

Posted by [email protected] on September 6, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a cool game I adapted from MUSICPLAY. It involves story telling, african singin, and drumming.

Here are my kids playing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZyLTx1YdM&index=14&list=PLDaDq7kFIPNTkbGujC3hqpCFrScmzDiT8

 

Students sit in a circle and the teacher begins with a story about a little girl who lives in Ghana. One day the little girl is walking down a Country Lane when she falls down and hurts her finger on a rock. She runs to her gr...

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