Apologies to Dorothy (who tagged me) for the delay in responding. What I hope this picture (oringally uploaded by Lorelei Ranveig) represents is connectivity in its widest sense. This is the element about which I am most passionate in teaching. On a superficial level, this refers to the apparent ability of the practical study of music to enhance other areas. More symbolically, it represents striving to overcome:
- the imaginary primary/secondary/tertiary divisions
- those divisions which, for practical reasons, stress the separateness of subjects over the shared principles
Wherever possible,often through analogy, I like to flag up connections and shared ideas, principles, techniques, concepts between music and, say, language, science, maths, sport. The following posts, written around 18 months ago, might serve to illustrate:
1. Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
2. Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
3. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
4. Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.