Living Like a Child: Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively

Living Like a Child: Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively

by Enrique C. Feldman



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605540337
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Enrique Feldman: Enrique "Hank" Feldman is a two-time Grammy-nominated composer and artist. He is president and director of education for the non-profit Fostering Arts-Mind Education (FAME) Foundation, the director of Evolved Learning Conferences, and a former professor of music and education. Enrique is a regular presenter at National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conferences and has produced and performed on seven compact disk recordings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Master Teaching Principles 9

Chapter 1 Honor Your Master Teachers 15

Chapter 2 Engage All Learning Styles 21

Chapter 3 Ask Questions to Develop Critical-Thinking Skills 31

Chapter 4 Improvise to Encourage Creativity 37

Chapter 5 Teach and Learn in Width and Depth 43

Part 2 Life Learning Techniques 55

Chapter 6 Add Music 67

Moments for Music 73

Chapter 7 Affirm 77

Kiss Your Brain 86

Give Yourself a Hug 87

Chapter 8 Breathe and Relax 89

Entering the Performance Zone 96

Muscle Relaxation 100

Expanding Breathing Capability 101

Breathe with the Music 103

The Tree and the Wind 104

The Seed in the Ground 107

My Tree Was Cut Down! 110

Eddie the Elephant 112

Chapter 9 Imagine or Visualize 115

Three Guesses 121

Calling upon Memories 124

Eagle in the Sky 126

What Color Is Your Bird? 128

The Magic Bag 130

Chapter 10 Move 131

Energy Dance 139

Chapter 11 Add Dramatic Delivery 143

Surfing the Words 146

Symphony of Emotion 148

Symphony of Seasons 150

Symphony of Science 151

Student-Created Musicals 153

Part 3 Measurable and Immeasurable Results 157

Chapter 12 Measured Student Gains 159

Chapter 13 An invitation to Live in the Eye of the Storm 169

Appendix Sample Music Lists 173

References 179

About the Author 181

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