I recently had an opportunity to Partner with the Community, give back a little, and share some of the skills I have learned while at Valencia. Last week I worked with the wonderful students, faculty and staff at Bentley Elementary School in Seminole County on a Music Video designed to help motivate the kids as they […]
Posts Categorized: Music
Introduction: Few will deny that music has a powerful impact on most of our lives, but it is interesting to think about why it is so powerful. Music can help put us into various emotional states, whether it be relaxed, focused, or even angry. I will discuss this topic in a Music Appreciation class. Why […]
Music videos are great in a science class. It can be used as ice-breakers at the beginning of a lesson, such as this one on Food Safety. Food borne diseases are frequently reported in the news media. Many of these ailments are of microbial causation. You might have heard some people complaining about abdominal pain […]
This blog discusses the importance of Samba in Brazilian culture and it’s importance to both younger and older generations. Brazilian music has a rich history and this is a very informative blog from NPR about its current state. Samba Universe
Many of us grew up on “School House Rock”. How many of you can still remember the words to “Conjunction Junction”? Supplement your English class lesson plans with these fun music videos. To get to the whole collection just put in the search word “Flocabulary”. You will find many great videos on a variety of […]
Since introverts are approximately 1/3 of our population and are often misrepresented as shy, reclusive, non-social, solitary, and withdrawn, there value in society that praises the outgoing extrovert has always been reduced. This video shows the unseen strengths of introverts and that they can fit in quite well if placed in a job that value […]
EMT students are certified in CPR at BLS for Healthcare Provider level prior to entering the EMT Program. Many do not know that Heartsaver CPR (Citizen CPR) is different- the layperson is not taught to ventilate the patient via mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-mask. This video is a fun, perhaps irreverent way to illustrate the difference between […]
How can we make the difficult task of changing the brain (aka learning) easier for our students? Make the road less traveled FUN! Thanks to Volkswagen for this great reminder. ▶ Piano stairs The fun theory – YouTube.
Some people have overlapping senses. For example, a sound may trigger a taste. In music, this sometimes manifests itself as seeing different colors when hearing specific pitches. This is a specific form of synesthesia called “chromesthesia.” It is a fascinating phenomenon that some of the greatest musicians in history have possessed.