I’ve taken to tweeting out on a hashtag I call #teachersomedays. I’ll tweet stuff that someday I’d like to see as an educator “someday”. Last night, before I went to bed, I tweeted out a few, with the last one looking like this:
Someday, I’d like to be able to say “all right stop, collaborate and listen” and not be given blank looks by my students.
For those of you who are thinking “what is that”, you’ve obviously forgotten the lyrical musing of Vanilla Ice and the song “Ice Ice Baby”. After I sent that out, I’d shut down and off to dreamland I went. Well, little did I know that there was this big conversation going about this one line of this one hit wonder from 1990.
I’m amazed at the simplest little things that bring out such a wide range of reactions from people you just wouldn’t think Vanilla Ice would have ever been imprinted on them! Makes me wonder about our students, what little thing are we missing that would bring them in, hook them the way that hook on Ice Ice Baby brings us back again and again?
Anyway, as I’m getting ready to write this today, in my reader is a blog post from Luke Dyer (@dukelyer), with his own experience with Vanilla Ice. Two different people, difference experience both posting about Vanilla Ice?? What are the chances??
Word to your mother!
May 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm
I guess Vanilla Ice was more inspirational than we thought 😉 would be a wonderful day if the class joined in after ‘Stop, collaborate and listen!’
May 31, 2013 at 4:11 pm
I love it! Plus, as I posted this, the comments from such a wide range of educational people just made me laugh! Vanilla Ice would be proud! Have a wonderful weekend and when life has you down, ask “what would Vanilla Ice do?” 😀
May 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm
Sometimes, I just break out in song with the Ss too. I like shocking them into listening. However, mine often turn to some sort of musical theme…then blend and bend into opera. Next yr, for first grade, I am going to play the piano. I have a portable keyboard. Well, at least I’ll like it! 🙂 Kuddos! Bien hecho. Music is the connection that education needs so desperately!
June 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm
Music just helps in all aspects! Whether the Irish music I’m listening to now, the cuban jazz that will play next, or the old school rap that I can’t play in front of my daughters, it all has a spot in my life. Without that, I’d be a shell! 🙂