New Beginnings

Stand by Me January 28, 2013

Filed under: Educated by Music — jub574 @ 6:42 pm

This site has a series of videos created of  musicians from all over the world creating music.  The movement is called Playing for a Change and is was created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.  There are 73 videos posted on this site and they are absolutely inspirational to watch.   A mobile recording studio was created and the producers travelled all over the worl to make music together.  The focus of playing for a change is to teach that there are no distances or boundaries between people.  The producers are showing everyone how music unites everyone and that we are all the same.  These videos and the stories behind them would be wonderful to show in your classroom, they could be used to introduce lessons in health, citizenship, social, music and art or to just start your day off in a feel good sort of way!  Visit Playing for a Change and check it out!


One Response to “Stand by Me”

  1. Allison de Hoop Says:

    Ah, yes,
    A friend had shown me one of these videos previously. They are a definite use in the classroom. I especially like your idea to use them to “just start your day off.” I could show a video, or other inspirational video while I am recording attendance or doing those little morning jobs that come up. I think it is important to get our students thinking globally early on. Also, what a great way to instil compassion and humanize others in the eyes of our students.

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