sábado, 17 de agosto de 2013

Singing changes your brain [from ideas.time.com]

When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. So it’s not surprising that group singing is on the rise. [Read the whole article]

jueves, 8 de agosto de 2013

Music can be fun!!!

A very good place to start

I have come to a frightening conclusion:
    I am the decisive element in the classroom.
    It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
    It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
    As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
    I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
    I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
    In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis
    will be escalated or de-escalated, and child humanized or de-humanized.

Haim Ginott (Teacher and Child, 1972)