Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blind Boys of Alabama

This week we are learning about the Southeastern USA. Alabama is a state in the Southeastern USA. The Blind Boys of Alabama are blind, that means they cannot see. Some students in our class cannot see or have trouble seeing. The Blind Boys of Alabama are very famous for their music. The music they play is called Southern Gospel.

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  1. Thank you for sharing Blind Boys of Alabama with us. We all (8/8) loved the video you chose and then we discovered that several of the kids, and D especially, really REALLY like spirituals.


About Kate's Class Video of the Day

The past few years I have shown a video of the day, usually a music video, as a way to increase cultural currency, create a greater connection to age appropriate music for my students with multiple disabilities and reinforce whatever theme we are working on. This school year I found myself struggling each morning to choose a video of the day on the spur of the moment (perhaps I am getting old?). Thus I began this blog so that I can pre-post videos of the day for my students to view at morning meeting. Our routine does not have time at this point for viewing multiple videos daily and voting, although other classrooms like ours are doing so, check out Alicia's Class Video of the Day. Most of these videos will correspond somehow to the Unique Learning System, seasonal holidays/activities or just music we have been talking about or enjoying in the classroom on the radio or our iPod touch.


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I am a teacher of learners with multiple special needs in New England. I have been teaching since 1997. I received a combined B.A./M.S.Ed in Intensive Special Education (and a second B.A. in sociology) from Simmons College in Boston. In addition to classroom special education teaching I teach professional development and act as a consultant. In my free time I adore audiobooks, knitting and time with friends and family.