Posted on


Long time ago there was a belief i held for understanding myself through the lens of music.  In fact, as i sat in my class tonight i know why.  Music has a way to reach the biological self through our senses.  This is why i always ask to see a brainstorm from my students.  I like to ask them to fill in a simple face that allows them to use the senses in a fill in the blank fashion.  But i add the heart, also, to find out how they feel.
It may be basic, but getting his/her feelings helps them not only understand the world around them.  They are, like me, be better understanding with those around them…and in turn be better citizens of the human (and this includes all living and unliving things) race.


About charleswinstead

having lived in japan for 3.5 years i wish to "go back to the island" as often as i can. i lived from 1999-2003. i went back in 2007, then again in 2011. i am a full time teacher, so the best time to go for me is during the summer vacation. it works out well because i love the sensational feelings i get in japan during the summer...especially playing taiko and eating lots of ma-cha ice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s