Singing in the classroom

23 May

One of our readings earlier this quarter described a classroom where the students all sang together. Remember, we don’t have to sing “Twinkle Twinkle” or “Old MacDonald.” We can sing things like Matisyahu, and have amazing classroom moments like this.

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3 Responses to “Singing in the classroom”

  1. professorjvg May 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Love this. I think that I when I have read Sapon Shevin I was imagining something sort of sweet and sentimental, and that didn’t completely work for me, but imagine singing ourselves into a sense of strength and hope!

    Thanks for posting!

  2. imgettingschooled May 28, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    This was really cool. When we did singing in my classes in school they were all songs that we all know like “twinkle twinkle little star” or “I’ve been working on the railroad.” That was fun and all, but they weren’t songs we were listening to or were relevant to us. I think we begin to do a disservice to music in elementary school. That music to children can only go as far as nursery rhymes and have little meaning outside of singing for fun. We can teach that music is a powerful thing and even if you don’t feel comfortable singing on your own, as a group it always sounds great.

    I love Matisyahu by the way!

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