Today, in my classes, we will be playing music and sending love, as we always do. But today, we will be directing our love to the families and victims in Orlando. I urge you today to do what you can in your own lives to send love, to show your support to those who need it, and to fill the world with music, love, and pride.
Ever since learning about Critical Pedagogy, I have done everything I could do put it into practice. Let me tell you… The results have been out of this world…
The third school that really struck me was the most frustrating. It was a group of students from a poor school. So many of their issues had to do with crummy instruments, an unfortunate lacking of a bass player, and just poor circumstances. This was really ugly and frustrating. And so… I decided to write about it…
In some cases, the students even were able to re-define themselves instead of as “criminal,” into “musician.” One of the inmates even said, “Instead of getting in trouble, just sitting there and play tunes, and stuff.” One student was so effected that he went so far as to dream about “helping out in the community, yeah. Helping other people learn music. Yeah, teach them,”
oes he dream? He comes to school each day, he works hard for his teachers. Sure, he may have some pot in his pocket, but he tries to focus during the day.
Today I will be looking at Elpus & Abril’s article on High School music ensemble students. Elpus, Kenneth and Carlos R. Abril. “High School Music Ensemble Students… Read more “Demo of High School Music Students – Article Summary”
As my second day of the writing challenge, I have opted to check out an article that I feel is related to my own dissertation interests: SES… Read more “Social Class & School Music – Article Review”