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Tagged with “music” (4)

  1. The universe knows my name. On rhythm

    n this new short, we explore luck and fate, both good and bad, with an author and a cartoon character.

    Questions of fate and free will come up all the time on Radiolab, whether we’re telling a story or talking to a scientist. And in this short, we decided to take a playful approach to the subject. Paul Auster tells a couple good yarns (true ones) that make Jad and Robert wonder whether the universe is playing puppet master. Then Pat Walters and Lulu Miller talk to Michael Barrier (he’s the guy you call if you have a big profound question about Looney Tunes). Along the way, they answer a question that has been bugging Lulu for a long, long time.

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  2. Word by Word Songs

    Carolyn Graham on this great technique

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  3. Selections of Chants

    by Carolyn Graham of jazz chant fame. Good intro, ideas.

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  4. Teaching Toddlers

    Teaching toddlers:

    This show goes over some basic problems that come up in teaching classes with 1-3 year olds: short attention spans, running around the room, eating your materials, high expectations of the parents and more. Each problem is addressed and a few ideas for dealing with each are discussed.

    More advice and focus is given to the actual planning and running of the classes:

    * language production and what to expect
    * handling zero production
    * eliciting language from this group
    * activities: what do they like
    * activities: what qualities do they like
    * vocabulary: how to introduce it
    * working with music and actions
    * play and explore vs. teaching at them
    * how to motivate them

    Quite a bit in this show and we hope some of it is helpful if it’s not all applicable.

    ESL Teacher Talk, http://www.eslteachertalk.com/2009/11/teaching-toddlers-2-3-year-olds/

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