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PART SIX - Using Music to Inspire and Motivate Students in the Classroom

There are several blog posts on this site related to using music in the classroom to inspire and motivate kids.  Each has included a list of specific songs that can be used. Here are links to the previous 4 posts:

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Added by Scott Habeeb on August 3, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why feeling sorry for yourself makes you destined to fail (by Donald Miller)

Donald Miller isn't an educator, but he routinely shares ideas and blogs that are wonderful tools for teachers who are trying to go beyond the content with students.  This post would be a great one to share with your students.  Have them read it as a Do Now - or perhaps you could even tie it more directly into your content - and then lead a short discussion on what you learn from them.  It's a good one.  …

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 31, 2015 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

PART SIX - Using Music to Inspire and Motivate Students in the Classroom

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There are several blog posts on this site related to using music in the classroom to inspire and motivate kids.  Each has included a list of specific songs that can be used. Here are links to the previous 5 posts:…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on March 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Texas high school basketball team gets unlikely support

Don't you love it when inspirational Go Beyond the Content stories come our way?  Here's a great one you can share with your students about the power of showing kindness to others.  

Below is the video and story that were published by Steve Hartman and CBS News on February 27, 2015.  To see the original story on the CBS website click…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on March 5, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

Why You Need a Copernicus Moment by John Richmond

Here's an example of a Going Beyond the Content concept that also ties into the content - in this case, the content of World History.  

Thanks to John Richmond for this wonderful post about realizing that you are not the center of the universe!

Check out "Why You Need a Copernicus Moment"

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 18, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

An Exhausting, True Love Called Teaching from Bre Berger

This post from 1st grade teacher, Bre Berger, is an inspirational reminder for teachers of all grade levels.

Enjoy: http://teacherpop.org/2015/01/an-exhausting-true-love-called-teaching/

Don't forget to check out Go Beyond the Content for more inspirational resources for teachers.

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 1, 2015 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher from Rusul Alrubail

Rusul Alrubail's post on Edutopia is a great reminder for teachers of the characteristics that are most important in the classroom.  Here's the link:

http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/heart-teaching-what-it-means-be-great-teacher

Readers who enjoy…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on January 23, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Keeping the Heart of An Educator

If we are going to inspire our students, we need to be inspired as well.  If we are going to reach their hearts, then our hearts must be in the right place.

Check out this wonderful reminder from William Parker - Keeping the Heart of an Educator.

Thanks, William!

Added by Scott Habeeb on September 1, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

How Phillip Phillips Can Start and End Your School Year

Readers of this blog know what a big fan I am of using music in the classroom.  Kids love music.  Many of them identify with music.  Music often speaks to them and captures their attention far better than our words could ever hope to do.  Music can be used to set a tone, to create a mood, and to build a positive atmosphere.

Music can also be used to communicate a message.  As you seek to Go Beyond the…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on July 11, 2014 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Summertime and Your Freshman Transition Program

So you survived a school year - hopefully, you thrived instead of merely survived - and made it to summer.  This fall a whole new batch of freshmen will enter your school, and your Freshman Transition Program (FTP) needs to be ready to meet their needs and support them through this often difficult transition.  Is there anything you should be doing this summer?

Yes.

The summer can play a crucial…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on July 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

What Students Really Need to Hear

This is a great message to students from a teacher who truly cares about them.  Consider how you might use your own personal voice to lovingly communicate a similar message.  

To read the post, follow this link: …

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Added by Scott Habeeb on June 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2 Types of Pain You're Going to Experience

A key part of going beyond the content with young people is helping them understand how to adapt to and deal with all that life throws at them.  

After reading this post written by Scott McClellan for Donald Miller's Storyline Blog, you'll be able to teach your students the difference between "stove pain" and "bicycle pain."  By doing so, you'll help them gain a productive way to look at their lives.

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 28, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

PART FIVE - Using Music to Inspire and Motivate Students in the Classroom

There are several blog posts on this site related to using music in the classroom to inspire and motivate kids.  Each has included a list of specific songs that can be used. Here are links to the previous 4 posts:

Part 1Part 2, …

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Be Inspired By "Secret Love Project for Mrs. Froehlich"

This morning as I read the USA Today on my phone, I came across a wonderful reminder of the powerful ability a teacher has to impact lives when she chooses to go beyond the content.  The video you see below tells the story of how a group of students decided to thank their very favorite teacher.  Watch the video and be reminded of the unique nature of your profession.  Your job is more than a job.  You have potential to literally change…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 10, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Case for Going Beyond the Content

Who is the teacher who had the most positive impact on your life?  Would you say you ever had a teacher who could be described as a compass - pointing you to the truths of life you needed to learn?  What was that teacher's name?  What was it about that teacher that would cause you to name them as your answer to these questions?

I have had the privilege of working with thousands of educators across the country.  Often I will ask groups of teachers the following: "If given the…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

PART FOUR - Using Music to Inspire and Motivate Students in the Classroom

There are several blog posts on this site related to using music in the classroom to inspire and motivate kids.  Each has included a list of specific songs that can be used. Here are links to the previous 3 posts:

Part 1Part 2, …

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Added by Scott Habeeb on July 17, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Frank Hall: An amazing example of loving students

Readers of this blog are familiar with the emphasis placed here on Going Beyond the Content.  There is so much more to teaching than just mastering content - although that is definitely an exciting part.  Teaching content is a privilege, but we educators have the opportunity to do far more than that.  We have opportunities to change lives.  We have opportunities to slightly alter the direction of young person's path.  And changing a path by even a few small degrees can lead to a world of…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on June 30, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments

What's the Matter with Freshmen? Part 2 (Guest Post on NASSP Blog)

I had another blog post published on the NASSP's Ignite Blog.  

This one - What's the Matter with Freshmen? Part 2 - is a sequel to an earlier…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 26, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments

The 9th Grade Challenge in Principal Leadership

I'm very excited to have an article on Freshman Transition published in the latest edition of the NASSP's Principal Leadership Magazine.  

To read the article, visit http://www.nassp.org/tabid/2043/default.aspx and then click on the link for The Ninth-Grade Challenge.  

You can also download a pdf version of the article by visiting …

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 5, 2013 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Lessons Based On Donald Miller's Storyline

Members of the FTN know that I strongly encourage teachers to use the story-centered ideas found in A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and Storyline by Donald Miller as a way to teach students to live lives of meaning and purpose.  My friend, Mike Petty, has recently written a blog post on his blog…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 3, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

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