Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Everthing I Need to Know About Teaching I Learned from Rock and Roll

Make it relevant:

"When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school

Its a wonder I can think at all..."
-Simon and Garfunkel,

Differentiate instruction to accommodate all learners:

"He stands like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean
He plays by intuition
The digit counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball"
-The Who,
Pinball Wizard

Maintain discipline:

"A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of foolin' (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) 'spect"
-Aretha Franklin,

Create a positive learning environment:

"Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation"
-The Fifth Dimension,
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In

"Without music, life is a journey through a desert."
-Pat Conroy

"And we'll go dancing, baby, then you'll see
How the magic's in the music and the music's in me"
-The Lovin' Spoonful, Do You Believe in Magic


Anonymous said...

Very clever post! Maybe I can think of some more.... I'll have to work on it. Sounds like fun!

diane said...


Feel free to jump in with your suggestions! Got any good ideas about a "motivation" song?