With a focus on diverse learning, we offer you mini-workshops, tips, and resources to help teachers meet all students where they are and engage them to learn more!
#66 Music Lesson Spotlight Scottish Dance Music
Go through a super engaging music lesson plan with me, Jenny Licko as I share my expertise on Scottish music. I’ve taught this lesson hundreds of time and it’s one of those no fail, super rewarding lessons to teach.
Not only suitable for most music state standards, the national standards for the arts and the PYP framework this lesson on Scottish dance music is a dive into some history, culture and legends. A large part of the activities have a focus time signature and that relationship to various Scottish dances. There is also a brief introduction of the bagpipes, and other traditional Scottish instruments, but we dive deeper in those instruments on the podcast #63 Scottish instrumental music.
#65 Reading Lesson for Scottish Culture - Peter Pan
Using a children's classic story is a great way to engage students because they already know a lot about the story! You are speaking their language! Peter Pan was written by Scottish Born James M. Barrie and how he came to write Peter Pan is really fun! This lesson focused on character traits, setting, and characters! This is a fun one!
#64 Scottish Reading Lesson Spotlight: The Selkie
We share a lesson plan idea about a Scottish mythical creature called the Selkie. The lesson is great for sequence of events, understanding conflict and resolution and the creative writing process...Plus it's super cool! Do you know what a Selkie is?
Lesson Spotlight Scottish Instrumental Music
I’m going through one of my favorite 4th grade music lesson plans step by step and giving you the lesson plan to download and access to the lesson for remote learners!!! Yep, you get it all - one stop shop - except it’s FREE. The Scottish Highland Bagpipe is a part of this lesson, but so are other instruments such as the Celtic drum (Bodhran), fiddle, accordion, and the voice! This lesson reinforces elements of time signature, how rhythms and sounds send signals, dance, and history.
Finding culturally diverse resources to use in your classroom can be a challenge. I love using Folklore because there is just so much you can do with these legends, stories, and myths. In this episode, I give you a folktale you can use in your class that comes from Brazilian culture. You can also get the full lesson created for your classroom and for remote learners!
#61 Integration – How to teach about cultural diversity
In Part 4 of our mini-workshop series on How to teach about cultural diversity, we are focused on integration and relevance - this is where the magic happens! I gotta tell you that my favorite part about teaching is all the areas of integration there are with anything we do! Love this!
www.scotlandintheclass.com Scotland in the Class FREE online learning experience for students.
www.theculturalclassroom.com the FREE blueprint for this mini-series - How to teach about cultural Diversity
All the Podcasts mentioned in this series
Finding Your Why #15 Rediscover your passion for teaching: https://thecelticclassroom.libsyn.com/15-rediscover-your-passion-for-teaching
#44 Finding Student Superpowers: https://thecelticclassroom.libsyn.com/44-finding-student-superpowers
#45 How teaching is a lot like marketing: https://thecelticclassroom.libsyn.com/45-teaching-can-be-a-lot-like-marketing
#32 The Power of the story: https://thecelticclassroom.libsyn.com/32-the-power-of-the-story
#20 Teaching Black History & Understanding the issues that face black students: https://thecelticclassroom.libsyn.com/20-teaching-black-history-understanding-the-issues-the-face-black-students
#19 The #1 Resource that all teachers have available: https://thecelticclassroom.libsyn.com/19-the-1-resource-that-all-teachers-have-available-0
Jennifer Licko has created an outstanding resource for teaching respect for all cultures. The lessons address all learning types which engage students in their most comfortable style.
Respecting Diversity in the Class
This series provides specific and creative ideas for teaching in many settings about diversity and cultures—both why and how. Resources are provided, along with great ideas for finding your own authentic, reliable resources to use in teaching.
What a great resource for teachers! Jennifer's presentation has something for language arts, geography, music,art, and history teachers. She suggests activities and instructions for crafts and lessons, and she does so with the ease of someone who is personally involved in the Irish culture. As one who has lived there, her knowledge is vast, and her passion is great. I highly recommend using all that she has prepared.