Friday, November 6, 2009

Davy Crockett in Outer Space


  1. Our class voted on this video and nobody liked it even though we all like We Might Be Giants.

  2. No one in our room liked it either! The grown ups were annoyed because it was not the REAL Davy song and the kids thought it was too slow. Oh well!

  3. You can't win them all. Plus I think the kids sometimes need to hear/see/do things they don't/won't like as well just so they can practice that side of the coin. I'm sure, like me, you've had those kids who like EVERYTHING. They are almost as hard to figure out motivators for as the ones who like NOTHING.


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.


About Me

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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.