In lieu of a faculty meeting today, my Principal has blessed us with a learning opportunity to read and reflect on The Arts Make A Difference by Nick Rabkin and Robin Redmond.
Being significantly behind on my professional blogging, this is also an ideal opportunity to reestablish that invaluable habit.
One observation that I have made about my students is that, like the students in Nick Jaffe's music engineering classes, '“They
have a shocking ability to work effectively and listen well amid the
cacophony in this open room,”'. Perhaps one consideration we should have is that deep learning is messy and noisy. If we insist on neat, orderly, quiet classrooms, we will have neat, orderly, quiet learning.
I want learning to be loud.