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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Using Music to Connect Students

Aloha Everyone,

Our younger son, Jeff, is a high school Social Studies and History teacher. In addition to his normal classes, Jeff also has an advisory class. Advisory meets 3 times a week and focuses on creating a support system for a small group of students.

Jeff asked each of his Advisory students to choose one of their favorite song to share with their peers. They play one song per class as a way to get to know each other. Afterwards listening to the music, Jeff's students discuss the song, its meaning, and how it might relate to their teenage lives.

Jeff is amazed by the range of music selected. Here are some of the songs that his students have chosen thus far:

Can You Stand the Rain:

I Can Only Imagine:

Don't Worry, Be Happy:


Rewrite the Stars:

Aloha -- Cathi