I had the wonderful opportunity to connect and re-connect with some wonderful teachers at Grace Montessori School in Allentown this morning for an ‘in-service- session with 11 teachers. School’s out for Columbus Day, so presented my Teaching Artist workshop, which is nothing but a session exploring early childhood music with the pros. I do it from the stage, and they do it in the classroom. I played and spieled and we all sang and shared ideas.
The idea is to lead and let the folks go, and it was a hoot and a half. We wrote a great verse to ‘The Cat Came Back’ and they all took a jump-rope song and created a song/movement piece, and each was truly wonderful.
The entire morning was wonderful, with great exchanges and many funny moments with great depth of thought, as well. I made a difference by stirring up the creative juices of the staff, and mine, as well. And I got paid a professional salary for it.
……energized for an open mike tonight, as well.
RockRoots in Flemington in the morning.