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The 3Rs

Posted by [email protected] on March 28, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Three it's a magic number

Yes it is, it's a magic number

Because two times three is six

And three times six is eighteen

And the eighteenth letter in the alphabet is R

 

We've got three R's

We're going to talk about today

We've got to learn to

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

 

If you're going to the market

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Repetition vs Addiction

Posted by [email protected] on March 7, 2019 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Teacher asks Sir Roger Scruton a question. https://youtu.be/4lZRU6fqTSM

Why Are Nursery Rhymes SO Brutal?

Posted by [email protected] on February 17, 2019 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Mr Collins

 

Kindly forward this to :/ parent.

 

Dear Parent

 

I appreciate you bringing this to my attention and I am sorry Subah didn't like the song. It is a beautiful Maori song sung by children around the world and often performed with sticks. It is perfectly suitable for children and in no way a particularly sad song, even though it does deal with tragedy and crying. It is also quite normal and even desirable...

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With my own, with my own two hands

Posted by [email protected] on February 3, 2019 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Our School's Version of Jack Johnson's Own 2 Hands


I can change the world

With my own two hands

Make a better place

With my own two hands

Make a kinder place

With my own two hands

 

With my own, with my own two hands

With my own, with my own two hands

 

 

I can plant some trees

With my own two hands

I can clean up the earth

With my own two hands

I ca...

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STEP: Sorry, Thank you, Excuse me and Please

Posted by [email protected] on January 23, 2019 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A song I wrote about manners. Sung to the tune of despacito.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIAlJ6gJGk



STEP

 

 

There’s an important way of

saying things

 

Always using kind words

 

Remember to talk politely

 

So that no one’s feelings

get hurt

 

Sorry

 

if y...

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The Truth About Asperger's Syndrome

Posted by [email protected] on January 20, 2019 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Just stumbled across Max Derrat's channel where he share's his experiences as an "aspie", the word he uses for people who have asperger's syndrome.  The series is a real eye opener and should mandatory viewing for teacher's in training.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YthpIMzjeyM&list=PLDYqIK_NYzw77oQTcWpF_l1P6z2m1_ihw

 

Living on the spectrum is difficult, and I don't think people appreciate what it's truly like. This is the first part of a n...

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One Big Family

Posted by [email protected] on November 13, 2018 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

One Big Family


Chord Progression, on bar per chord (CFCGCFFG)



Everyone comes from a different place

Everyone has a different face

Everyone does different things you see

But together we are one big family!

 

In Bahrain merhaban is hello

In Bahrain merhaban is hello

In Bahrain merhaban is hello

Merhaban is hello In Bahrain

 

In India namaste is hello

In India n...

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CELEBRATION SONG

Posted by [email protected] on November 7, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

OUR SCHOOL CELEBRATION SONG (TO THE TUNE OF tAYO cRUZ dYNAMITE)


cHORDs  Dm C F Bb


 

We came to dance, dance, dance, dance

Celebrations in our plans, plans, plans, plans

I'm singing with my best friends, friends, friends, friends,

Give me space for both my hands, hands, hands, hands


 

Cause it goes on and on and on

And it goes on and on and on


 

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Perseverance Song

Posted by [email protected] on November 3, 2018 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQ7kTe3mdY


sing to the tune of 500 miles

Perseverance Song 

 

When I wake up

I'll tell you who I'm going to be

I'm going to be the kid that

perseveres at school

 

Neve...

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A Song for Music Teachers to Say Good Bye

Posted by [email protected] on April 26, 2017 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Song for Music Teachers to Say Good Bye. Might get round to writing a proper score

 

 

 

 

 

Arpegiate chords

 

 

 

D F#/D B/D A/D

 

Music Time is over now

 

G A D

 

Time to say good bye

 

D F#/D B/D ...

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We are Friends

Posted by [email protected] on March 21, 2017 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

You've got to be kind to your friends
They ought to be kind to you
Let's all look out for eachother
Cause that's what good friends they do


Just like sisters just like brothers
We can sing and dance together
You will find a friend's a treasure
like shelter in stormy weather
Pick me up when I am down
I love having you around

We are...
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Love teaching and make your students love learning

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2016 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)
It's always inspiring to hear about a teacher that truly inspires. The vid also shows a glimpse of his personal difficulties. https://youtu.be/cfW_2tzusyI

Work and Do your Best Rap

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hip Hop Chant


Chorus

We gotta work work work work

(And have some fun)

We gotta work work work work

 

(Let's get the work done) (x2)

Verse

Many things to do

And many many goals

If we don't work hard

we get nothing at all

Many situations

will put us to the test

but we can overcome them

if we try our best

Chorus

 

We gotta work work ...

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Good Choices Song

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Reggae Rhtymm G and C , 2 skanks each! ;)


Chorus

 

Making Good Choices (x4)


Verse

Making good choices

Think before you do

My actions are good for me

And they are good for you


Chorus

 

Making Good Choices (x4)


Verse

Don't just rush in to things

That should be thought through

Good choices will take us far

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The Philosophy of Music Education

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I teach music because I think living in harmony should be the ultimate goal of any education system. Music is a form heightened teamwork and careful listening to one's self and to others. It's the persuit of beauty and perfection, the sake of which lies within said persuit, thus becoming the ultimate form of connection and communication- The one thing that can ensure human survival and well-being!


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Rainbow Warriors on Rockstar Duty

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2016 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)


My grade 3 students love Imagine Dragons, they tell me. They keep me up to date with the latest hits. Their smash hit "Radioactive" is actually a neat wee song that I could easily arrange for uke,recorder, synth and piano. It also ties in with teaching  the virtue of responsibilty, in this case resposibility towards our planet's ecology.

I...

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Classroom Leadership

Posted by [email protected] on June 2, 2016 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

One day my grade 5  caught me crying my eyes out laughing. They were kind of bewildered and once I kind of composed myself, I went an replayed this. We were all in hysterics