I have been teaching, writing, and producing music and producing audio for more than 20 years. For the past several years I have concentrated my music on writing and producing "teaching" songs meant for use in the classroom.
I try to make learning fun and challenging. Humor plays a big role, as do various types of media, including music and video. I've always found that when working with young children, whatever the context, music has an almost magical ability to capture their attention and engage their brains. I truly believe that music is inherently joyful and is one of the most powerful media for teaching and learning.
It's not exactly an "honor" or "award," but I once wrote a song for a Disney movie. The movie is called "Prom," and the song is "In Deep." Pretty cool, no?
B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan, 1994. Ph.D. in English Literature from Indiana University, 2005.
Writing and recording music is my passion, and as an educator I'm always looking for ways to use my songwriting talents for educational purposes.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Character Education, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects, Phonics