Songs To Educate Revolutionizes Arts Integration Professional Development

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Songs to Educate introduces a compelling approach to professional development for teachers to incorporate the arts in their curricula and revitalize their passion for learning - serving early childhood and primary educators.

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Teachers have to start a little revolution right there in the classroom, integrating education through the arts as a way to fulfill curricular requirements...It is an incredibly energizing way to revitalize your purpose and calling as an educator.

Songs To Educate professional development gives teachers the ability to brightly apply song and movement arts in the classroom everyday engaging young minds in a way they will love and remember! The professional development workshops provide fun and engaging practice within a truly cutting edge approach to learning through a versatile range of content. In addition teachers welcome this exhilarating workshop on training day.

Songs to Educate is looking for teachers who are passionate about the future!

If a teacher believes passionately in the human potential, cares deeply for children and values their right to a vibrant and nurturing education, then Songs To Educate is here to help.

As one teacher reflected after a recent training in Louisville, Colorado, "This is so much more than a music and movement education for children. It integrates language arts, music and rhythm, song, dance and pattern into a really interesting way to teach just about any subject."

"We believe the best remedy is outwitting the system, not waiting for it to change," says Songs to Educate co-founder Paul Andrew Zeir. "Teachers can integrate the arts everyday with so much ease and support...But it won't happen through administrative politics. Teachers have to start a little revolution right there in the classroom, integrating education through the arts as a way to fulfill curricular requirements...It is an incredibly energizing way to revitalize your purpose and calling as an educator."

Professional Development for so many teachers is a chore. Not with Songs to Educate. Arts Integrated Education, Arts Enhanced Learning, Multiple Intelligences, Multi-modal Learning Styles, enhanced neuro-pathway development and expansion all come into this training. It happens by engaging with the songs - packed with wonderful lyrics, movement and rhythm! Teachers choose what subject areas they want to focus on and Songs to Educate creates a compendium of songs with movement and story accompaniment along with exciting lesson plans. And that's when the fun begins!

Co-founder and teaching artist Melanie Zeir reflects, "To me, the point of it is, all teachers are able to apply enjoyable curriculum based song and movement in their classrooms every single day as a result of this special training."

Songs To Educate songs and movement arts connect with children. Every one of these songs is a springboard of discovery. These songs do not condescend to children. They invite them on a journey of discovery into a subject whilst providing self-reflective insight tools along the way.

Teachers delight in these songs as well. Why? Well, because their own learning pathways get enlivened and expanded. They see the children enthusiastic about learning because the methodology supports natural discovery and intelligence. What more can a teacher ask for?

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The mission of Songs to Educate is to provide bright tools to integrate connective song and movement arts in learning every day. These thoughtful songs accompany and encourage young lives on the human journey. Yes, each song correlates within curricular requirements, whether social studies, language arts, math or one of the sciences, but always in the context of the fertile wonder: What is possible for human life?

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About Song to Educate by Talking Hands Talking Feet: The founders Paul and Melanie Zeir have been working directly with over 5,700 children since 1997 to inspire and educate through music and movement. This impressive resource for ages birth through twelve years is available online at http://www.SongsToEducate.com.

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