Four Fun and Inspirational Videos for Music Teachers
From gaining renewed inspiration to discovering new ideas and re-focusing, here are some fun and inspirational videos to help recharge your music teacher batteries!
1. Never underestimate your impact as a teacher!
Watch this video of Adele being surprised by a teacher who inspired her. Adele only had this teacher for one year and yet she remembered her like this! Caring teachers really do make a difference.
” She was so engaging and really made us care and we knew she really cared about us” ~Adele
2. Do you speak Djembe?
If you need a pick-up, watch this video as Doug Manuel brings together a band of world-class African and international musicians in an innovative fusion of music and rhythm from different cultures. The audience (and you) perform interactively leaving you feeling happy and connected within the next 15 minutes
3.The Benefits of Singing
Singing and making sound is good for the soul and is enjoyment .
Just watch the change in the people on this busy morning train and how they felt after this!
Why? Because singing, is one of those activities wired to strong areas of the brain. Scientists have found that different parts of the brain handle different aspects of a song.
And one of the discoveries is that the parts of the brain that deal with emotions also fire up in response to music. In other words, music is wired directly into our feelings. Singing is also an aerobic exercise which sees the release of endorphins, the brain’s ‘feel-good’ chemicals,
So, if you want to feel happy, sing happy feel-good songs .
4.Every Kid Needs a Champion
What’s the BIG reason WHY you became a teacher in the first place?
Watch this inspirational TED talk by Rita Pearson , teacher of 40 years, as she shares her stories and insights
Here are some favourite distinctions:
“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”
Never be afraid to apologise- She taught an entire lesson wrong and apologised to the kids. They said, “That’s okay, Ms. Pierson. You were so excited, we just let you go.”
She gave them a saying to say: “I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I’ll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go.” – Rita explains you say it long enough, it starts to be a part of you.
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