So, those of you who may follow my work might know about me being a teaching artist here in NYC traveling to schools and teaching Peace Education through the arts, music, and theater. I have been asked many times what I do and, a lot of times people think it is pretty amazing work but can't wrap their minds around the practicalities of it. To be honest, it is really a free creative environment and the practical sides of it usually only come to me when it comes to show time or the production of work, otherwise I am just teaching artistic skills and going the kids a communal safe space to explore and express themselves openly.
Kids, parents, and even school administration have loved my teaching and interaction with the children, but my one area of growth has needed to be this written aspect of it called lesson planning. You may hear the music my kids produce (http://kidscreative.bandcamp.com/) or may have seen videos like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMVZGXMw6u4)
Recently, things have tightened up and I am not the type usually to do lesson plans. I mean even when I go to do shows I am kind of just going free-form and allowing spirit to drive my actions and moves. And to be honest, my classroom usually runs about the same way, and in the past even the times where I have written lesson plans, I have never used them.
I felt inspired to share with you all here on my personal blog some long term goals I am working out now with a new style of Lesson plans I have recently learned. Maybe over time I will share for those educators who follow me, my class to class lesson plans in hopes that maybe this will also help some of you and you can apply some of these ideas for whatever it may be that you are called to teach. For now, enjoy . . .
- The Symbol
- All is Love
These are my thoughts . . . My Beliefs . . . My Actions . . . Everything I do. This is the documentation of my quest towards creating more unity in the community by authentic #LOVE.
This blog was started at:
and continued at:
But now, as I have matured in my understanding as "The Symbol" and no longer Brandon Feel-X Morel you can continue my journey with me here.
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