Kids for Coltrane

Archive for February 2009

I attended the Art of Leadership Summer Institute at Harvard University. It was a very enlightening experience.  Look for me in the front row second on the right.

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Be sure to click on the older entries below.

jalclessonplan Check out the enlightening newsletter from JazzED. Click Here. My lesson plan was recently published in the Jazz Corner section…click on Lesson Plan 3 to view

Click on the page to the left to see lesson plan.

George Lucas describing his vision of what education should look like. I agree with every word!

more about “George Lucas“, posted with vodpod

 

 

“Mr. Lucas your words here are right on…I recently finished a two year project with a looped class. We went from first to second grade communicating through music. Over time we worked with the music of the brilliant John Coltrane. Reporter Corey Kilgannon from the New York Times asked me how I had the courage to teach through Coltrane. I told him that children welcome what is complicated and then take it apart. They heard Coltrane and all the other musicians communicating their thoughts and feelings through the different genres of music. We worked on a similar project using the visual arts in what is called Artful Thinking. There will be an article in the Wall Street Journal about my work by Nat Hentoff using jazz to educate children. It is all about communication, and creating the connections needed to help human beings follow their bliss. Joseph Campbell would be very proud of your work here. Congratulations!
Teacher,
Christine Passarella
New York”

My comment from Edutopia’s website.

Check out Edutopia- Great magazine for educators and parents. My quote was published recently on the Sage Advice page.


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