Oh how I love getting an Amazon package in the mail!
A few summers back, I attended Eric Jensen’s Teaching With Poverty in Mind workshop. It was a three day workshop, but the time seemed to fly by–no feeling that you were trapped in a hotel conference room at all. There were two reasons for that. First, the subject matter was fascinating. If you have not had any exposure to brain research or brain-based teaching, Jensen is a great place to start! But the other reason that his workshop was so engaging was his use of movement and music. Especially music. Something got me thinking about music last week, and I remembered that he had a book with play lists for various purposes. Of course I had to order it! It came in the mail today, and it doesn’t disappoint. Not only does it include 977 song titles categorized by use, but he also gives great tips on using music in the classroom, suggestions for sound systems, and advice on how to organize your music.
I’m off to create some playlists… 🙂