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More Notes From the Rock Hall of Fame

Posted June 29, 2008 4:21 am (about 4005 days ago)

Today’s workshop definitely went better. Yesterday’s was by no means bad, but I made some tweaks and things went smoother. Today the focus was how I’ve incorporated country music into my classes. Part of the twist was that I used these examples at an “inner city” school with nearly all Latino and African-American youth. More

Notes from the Rock Hall of Fame

Posted June 27, 2008 1:00 am (about 4008 days ago)

Today I presented a workshop on using techno in the classroom to teachers at the Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Of course, it was a learning experience for me as well. I’ll post more about specifics on the workshop itself, but being in a new place always gets my mind working. Actually, I was out here a couple of years ago as part of the Summer Teaching Institute, but that one had more of a hip hop focus while this one had a broader focus. Some differences I noticed right off were that the last one had more young people, more people of color, and more grassroots organizations. This definitely set a different tone, which I’ll address below. Having said that, The Rock Hall of Fame staff (Susan, John, and Jason) have been great both times, as have everyone else I’ve met in Cleveland. More