Musical Play in Atlanta
Yes, I usually talk about movement and children, but this is only a part of my overall goal to make education more collaborative and exploratory – i.e., playful. Today I am going to share a departure from my normal fare.
This moment arrives courtesy of my friend and former college mate at Hampton University, Chris “Deep” Henderson. He was a big brother to me when I was an undersized, confused freshman. He seemed to be always taking someone under his wing. Seems like he’s still doing it.
Now Chris Henderson has won a Grammy award, and has produced some pretty major stars, like Jamie Foxx, Tre Songz, and others. But that’s not what’s important about him here.
Here, Chris was a teacher – the best kind of teacher, engaging kids in collaboration and exploration. They produced their very own song under his watchful eye. Check it out!
Now the question is – how do we institute this same level of collaboration and exploration into physical education? Into science class? Into history class? Even – strike that, especially – into math class?
Your thoughts please!